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excel vbs: fill column B with values of column A if B is empty

Posted on 2011-02-11
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Dear Experts,

In an excel sheet I have values in seperate columns that need combined in that sense that if the cell in column B is empty the value of columnA 1 is filled in.
 I need to end up with 1 column ...

So that this:
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 18:00
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 18:00
12/03/2011 8:00      
12/03/2011 8:00      
12/03/2011 8:00      
12/03/2011 8:00      
12/03/2011 8:00      
12/03/2011 8:00      
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 18:01
12/03/2011 1:00      
12/03/2011 1:00      
12/03/2011 1:00      
12/03/2011 1:00      
12/03/2011 1:00      
12/03/2011 1:00      
12/03/2011 1:00      
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 16:15


Becomes that:

12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 18:00
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 18:00
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 8:00
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 8:00
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 8:00
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 8:00
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 8:00
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 8:00
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 18:01
12/03/2011 1:00      12/03/2011 1:00
12/03/2011 1:00      12/03/2011 1:00
12/03/2011 1:00      12/03/2011 1:00
12/03/2011 1:00      12/03/2011 1:00
12/03/2011 1:00      12/03/2011 1:00
12/03/2011 1:00      12/03/2011 1:00
12/03/2011 1:00      12/03/2011 1:00
12/03/2011 8:00      12/03/2011 16:15


Please have a look into this.
Many thanks in advance.
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Question by:Watnog
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by:Rory Archibald
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You could use another column with formulas:
=if(B1="",A1,B1)
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Or select column B, press f5, click the Special button, then choose Blanks from the list and press OK. Now press = then the left arrow then Ctrl+Enter.
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by:Watnog
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Excellent.
Thank you.
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