Solved

Eliminating blank spaces

Posted on 2013-01-21
7
192 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-21
I'm sure this question has a very simple answer that I should know, but don't.  In the cells of column A are either a number or blank.  The numbers appear every so often, with the blank cells in between.  In column B I want to just show the numbers.  Example:

Column A        Column B
                            4
                            2
     4                     3
                            5
     2
     

     3

     5

How do I generate column B?
0
Comment
Question by:pwflexner
7 Comments
 
LVL 46

Accepted Solution

by:
Martin Liss earned 120 total points
ID: 38803151
In a macro.

Dim lngLastRow as Long
Dim lngIndex As Long
Dim lngRow As Long
lngLastRow = Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row

lngRow = 2
For lngIndex = 2 To lngLastRow
    If Cells(lngIndex, 1).Value <> "" Then
        Cells(lngRow, 2).Value = Cells(lngIndex, 1).Value
        lngRow = lngRow + 1
    End If
Next

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
ID: 38803169
Hello,

there are several ways.

Copy and paste the data, then sort the pasted values. Or use a formula

If you don't want to sort, you can use a helper column and a formula. Insert a column after column A and starting in row 2 (assuming row 1 has labels)

=IF(A2<>"",ROW(),"")

copy down

Then use in C2

=INDEX(A:A,SMALL(B:B,ROW(A1)))

copy down. Copy the result up to the error message and paste as values.

cheers, teylyn
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Steve
ID: 38803327
you could:

Add a filter to the top row.
Filter on Blanks in column A.
Highlight all rows
Press [ctrl]+[numpad minus]

This will delete all rows without values in the filtered column.
0
Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

 

Author Comment

by:pwflexner
ID: 38803454
Actually the blank spaces in column A have a "" in them, if this matters...
0
 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 38803476
Well then in my code just substitute that character (which I can't make out) in this line

If Cells(lngIndex, 1).Value <> ""
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:pwflexner
ID: 38803490
Thanks to all, but this answer worked best for my needs.
0
 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 38803492
You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

Marty - MVP 2009 to 2012
0

Featured Post

ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

At ScreenConnect, partner feedback doesn't fall on deaf ears. We collected partner suggestions off of their virtual wish list and transformed them into one game-changing release: ScreenConnect 6.0. Explore all of the extras and enhancements for yourself!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Convert between Excel file formats (.XLS, .XLSX, .XLSM) with/without macro option David Miller (dlmille) Intro Over this past Fall, I've had the opportunity to see several similar requests and have developed a couple related solutions associate…
Workbook link problems after copying tabs to a new workbook? David Miller (dlmille) Intro Have you either copied sheets to a new workbook, and after having saved and opened that workbook, you find that there are links back to the original sou…
The viewer will learn how to create two correlated normally distributed random variables in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on different levels of investment in each of the two funds over a period of ten years, and, create a …
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

809 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