Solved

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

Posted on 2011-02-11
3
297 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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.
0
Comment
Question by:Watnog
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 34871271
You could use another column with formulas:
=if(B1="",A1,B1)
0
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
ID: 34871277
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Watnog
ID: 34871394
Excellent.
Thank you.
0

Featured Post

Revamp Your Training Process

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This code takes an Excel list of URL’s and adds a header titled “URL List”. It then searches through all URL’s in column “A”, looking for duplicates. When a duplicate is found, it is moved to the top of the list. The duplicate URL’s are then highlig…
Excel can be a tricky bit of software to get your head around. Whilst you’ll be able to eventually get to grips with the basic understanding of how to get by, there are a few Excel tips that not everybody will even know about let alone know how to d…
The viewer will learn how to use the =DISCRINV command to create a discrete random variable, use this command to model a set of probabilities and outcomes in a Monte Carlo simulation, and learn how to find the standard deviation of a set of probabil…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question