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Posted on 2013-11-13
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How do I tell this to select the third blank cell in row 4?  Then I increment the (1) it moves down another cell.  

Rows("4").SpecialCells(xlBlanks).Cells(1).Activate
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Question by:RWayneH
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by:Norie
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Are the cells in row 4 filled with non-contiguous values?
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by:RWayneH
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yes..  2 nonblank, 2 blank, 3 non than another blank.  Also it will vary based on a download.  It could even by the first three of the row are blank... and it should pick C4.

Hope this helps. -R-
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by:Rob Henson
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You can include this into a Do Loop:

Count = 0
Rows("4").Select
Do 
  For each Cell in Selection
  If cell.value = "" then count = count +1
  Col = Cell.Column
Loop Until Count = 4
  Cells(4, Col).Select

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Thanks
Rob H

Edit:  line 7 should be: Loop Until Count = 3
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by:RWayneH
ID: 39647752
Compile Error on Ln7  "Loop without Do"  Please advise and thanks. -R-
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by:RWayneH
ID: 39647816
Here is what I came up with... is there a way to condense this down?  Your code did not work. -R-

Sub TestFindThirdBlankCell()

   Range("C4").Select
   ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = " "
   
   Rows("4").Select
    Do While Not IsEmpty(ActiveCell)
        ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Select   '(1, 0) = move down one.  0, 1 = move one right
    Loop  'ends on the blank
   ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = " "
'Do it again
   Rows("4").Select
    Do While Not IsEmpty(ActiveCell)
        ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Select   '(1, 0) = move down one.  0, 1 = move one right
    Loop  'ends on the blank
   ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Total Price"
   ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Select  'move one right
   ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Cost Over Base"

End Sub

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Rob Henson earned 500 total points
ID: 39647968
I have now spotted the error but surprised it was reported in the way you mention.

Code should be:

Count = 0
Rows("4").Select
Do 
  For each Cell in Selection
  If cell.value = "" then count = count +1
  Col = Cell.Column
  Next Cell
Loop Until Count = 4
  Cells(4, Col).Select

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Note addition of "Next Cell" in Line 7
Apologies,
Rob H
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by:RWayneH
ID: 39649127
Thanks worked awesome.. EXCELent!  -R-
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