Column in excel is very important element for data manipulation operation. Which stored various kind of data based on column type. It may contain numbers, text, currency, data and so on. Basically, it used to perform various kind of data representation. It is a basic member of table which is known as field in database terminology.

In some situation, we need to delete certain columns from the excel worksheets. Depends on number of columns it will take efforts to perform the task. However, this task can be automate using excel macro.
Using excel macro you can delete required columns from the worksheet. It will hardly take a minute to perform this task.

Here is the code which will be very useful to delete selected columns for the active worksheet:

Option Explicit

Sub Delete_Selected_Columns()
' Author: Dreams24
' Written for VBA Tricks and tips blog

'Declare Variables used in macro code
Dim ColArray() As String
Dim ColDelArray() As String
Dim ColList As String
Dim i As Integer
Dim j As Integer
Dim NumOfSelectedColumns As Long
Dim Col_to_Delete As String
Dim ColSelected, ColDelete As String
Dim sChar, eChar As Integer
Dim aSht As String
Dim tCol As Integer

On Error GoTo Err:

Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Application.ScreenUpdating = False

'Select the worksheets to delete columns
aSht = InputBox(prompt:="Provide Sheet name where you want to delete columns?" & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & "For Example: " & vbNewLine & Chr(34) & "Sheet1" & Chr(34), Title:="Select Worksheet", Default:="Sheet1")
tCol = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(aSht).Range("A1").End(xlToRight).Column

'Loop to retrieve list of column in active worksheet
ColList = ""
For i = 1 To tCol
    ColList = ColList & Chr(34) & ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(aSht).Cells(1, i).Value & Chr(34) & ","
Next i

'Ask user to enlist column for deletion
ColList = Left(ColList, Len(ColList) - 1)

Col_to_Delete = InputBox(prompt:="Adjust the list of columns which you want to delete ?" & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & "For Example: " & vbNewLine & Chr(34) & "column1" & Chr(34) & "," & Chr(34) & "column2" & Chr(34) & "," & Chr(34) & "column3" & Chr(34), Title:="Delete Columns", Default:=ColList)
NumOfSelectedColumns = Len(Col_to_Delete) - Len(Replace(Col_to_Delete, ",", "")) + 1
sChar = 1

'Loop to delete selected column in inputbox
For i = 1 To NumOfSelectedColumns
    If i < NumOfSelectedColumns Then
    eChar = Find_N(",", Col_to_Delete, i)
    eChar = Len(Col_to_Delete) + 1
    End If
    ColSelected = Mid(Col_to_Delete, sChar, eChar - sChar)
    ColDelete = Right(Left(ColSelected, Len(ColSelected) - 1), Len(Left(ColSelected, Len(ColSelected) - 1)) - 1)
    For j = 1 To tCol
        If ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(aSht).Cells(1, j).Value = ColDelete Then
            ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(aSht).Cells(1, j).Select
            Selection.Delete Shift:=xlToLeft
            ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(aSht).Cells(1, 1).Select
            tCol = tCol - 1
        End If
    Next j

        sChar = eChar + 1
Next i

Application.DisplayAlerts = True
Application.ScreenUpdating = True

MsgBox "Selected columns deleted successfully !!!", vbInformation

'Error handling code for runtime errors
    If Err.Number > 0 Then
    MsgBox "An error has occured. See below error desciption for details." & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & "VBA Error No: " & Err.Number & vbNewLine & "VBA Error Description: " & Err.Description
    End If
End Sub

Function Find_N(tFind_What As String, tInput_String As String, N As Integer) As Integer
' Author: Dreams24
' Written for VBA Tricks and tips blog

Dim i As Integer

Find_N = 0

For i = 1 To N
Find_N = InStr(Find_N + 1, tInput_String, tFind_What)
If Find_N = 0 Then Exit For
Next i

End Function