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Filling Data in Columns

Filling Data in Columns

Filling Data in Columns

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I' m having difficulty generating the required code to perform what seems to be quite a simple operation.

I have imported a report (text file) into excel with data in column (names) and in column B (other personal details).  I want to create some code that will enable me to copy down the name data into all the blank cells so that each piece of the individuals personal data has the person’s name in column A.

Example

ColumnA   ColumnB

A Jones     8, Owen Place
            Physics Department
            01234 34422
B Jones     9, Owen Place
            Biology

I need

ColumnA   ColumnB

A Jones   8, Owen Place
A Jones   Physics Department
A Jones   01234 34422
B Jones   9, Owen Place
B Jones   Biology

As above the number of rows taken up by the personal details column is different for each individual hence I can not just loop through my imported file picking up the names and pasting down at regular intervals.

A more able mind in the realm of visual basic programming would be most appreciated.


RE: Filling Data in Columns

Juat a thought as i have not tried this, but what if you have a loop that runs down your "A" column and if the cell is empty then it equals the cell above it, but only if there is data in column "B" otherwise it will run continuously.

For example:

Dim i as integer   'Just the loop counter

While Not wSheet.cells(i,2).Value = ""  
     
     If wSheet.Cells(i,1).Value = "" Then

        wSheet.Cells(i,1).Value = wSheet.Cells(i-1,1).Value

     End If

     i = i + 1

Wend

In english:

While column "B" has sometext
  
     If Column "A" is empty then give it the same Value     as the cell above it.

Check next row.


Hope this helps and that i've explained myself properly.
You made need to fiddle with this code a bit to fit it into your application.

Cheers,
       hojo

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