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Hello All,
Column A has a collection of team names. Each team has its list of items it uses.
Report comes in such format that: the cells in column A are merged as one cell for Each team.
Requirement:
1.      First un-merge the column A
2.      team names repeat for each cell underneath them, till they find another team name string
FYI: Dealing with 40000 rows of this  data type. So fastest way is much preferred

thanks
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Hello,

VBA-free approach: Select the cells in column A and unmerge.
Select column A, hit F5 > Special > tick "Blanks" > hit OK
Now all blank cells in column A are selected.
Without changing the selection, type a = sign, hit the up arrow key
This will produce a formula like =A3
Hold down the Ctrl key and hit Enter.
This will enter the formula into all the selected cells at once.

You can now copy column A and paste its values only into column A again to replace the formula with the values.

Total time: less than 10 seconds.

cheers, teylyn
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by:Rayne
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Thank you Teylyn, You ROCK !!
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