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macro to copy & fill cells
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macro to copy & fill cells

macro to copy & fill cells

(OP)
Hi Experts.
Columns B and C of the attached file have "sparse data".
Would it be possible to fill - by a VBA macro - all the cells under a certain value with the same value?
For instance:
- B3, B4 -> TOYOTA (as B2)
- C9 - C15 -> MILANO (as C7)
Grateful for any help you can provide smile

RE: macro to copy & fill cells

(OP)
first attempt:
- select the area for copying (B2:C75)
- F5 / special / blanks / OK
- select B3
- +B2
- CTLR-ENTER
that's all!
now, I'll try to register the code

RE: macro to copy & fill cells

(OP)
VBA code
______________________________
Sub copia_sotto()
'
'copia nelle celle vuote sottostanti il valore di una cella
'nb: selezionare in precedenza l'area di applicazione
'
Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).Select
Selection.FormulaR1C1 = "=+R[-1]C"
End Sub
______________________________

It seems good enough but improvements/suggestions are welcome

RE: macro to copy & fill cells

That's pretty neat.

I guess the only addition I can think of is you might like to select the whole column (from B3) and paste as values.

Doug Jenkins
Interactive Design Services
http://newtonexcelbach.wordpress.com/

RE: macro to copy & fill cells

I like your solution! Have a StAr!

Here's my take on the next step. You start by selecting any and all HEADINGS in columns that you want to "fill in the blanks". Then run the procedure. It will put your formula in all blank cells, copies the column of data and pastes values...

CODE

Sub FillInBlanks()
'select the HEADINGS for the columns you want to fill in

    With Selection
        With Intersect(.EntireColumn, .CurrentRegion)
            .SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).FormulaR1C1 = "=R[-1]C"
            
            .Copy
            .PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
        End With
    End With
End Sub 

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

RE: macro to copy & fill cells

(OP)
Thank you Doug and Skip.
I'll follow your suggestions.
Kind regards,
poli

RE: macro to copy & fill cells

Skip's code didn't work for me, probably because I didn't read the comment, and selected the whole range rather than the headings.

But the code below will do the whole process in one step (assuming that all formulas in the selected range should be converted into text, so use with care):

CODE --> VB

Sub FillInBlanks()
'Select the range you want to fill in

Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).FormulaR1C1 = "=+R[-1]C"
 
With Selection
    .Copy
    .PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
End With
End Sub 

Doug Jenkins
Interactive Design Services
http://newtonexcelbach.wordpress.com/

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