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Find first blank column and paste copied data

Posted on 2015-01-26
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Can an expert provide me with VBA that will find the first blank column and then paste the data I have copied

i.e. My Macro will copy data from an existing file [3columns] it will then open another file on a Sheet called Archive Daily

in this sheet I need to find the first blank column and paste the data I have copied.

Many thanks
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Question by:Jagwarman
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Hakan Yılmaz earned 500 total points
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please try this.
it can look for a fixed number of adjacent blank columns, and paste your data to first cell of found range.
Sub StartCode()
    PasteToBlankColumns ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1"), 1
End Sub

Sub PasteToBlankColumns(ByRef refsheet As Worksheet, ByVal colcnt As Long)
    Dim ic As Long
    Dim checkrange As Range
    refsheet.Activate
    ic = 0
    Do
        ic = ic + 1
        Set checkrange = refsheet.Range(refsheet.Columns(ic), refsheet.Columns(ic + colcnt - 1))
        If Application.WorksheetFunction.CountA(checkrange) = 0 Then
            refsheet.Cells(1, ic).Select
            refsheet.paste
            Exit Do
        End If
    Loop
End Sub

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by:Jagwarman
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Hi Hakan Yılmaz I am getting an error at PasteToBlankColumns ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1"), 1

Subscript out of range (Error 9)

Regards
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by:Hakan Yılmaz
ID: 40572164
Do you have a sheet named "Sheet1"?
You can change this line with code below.
This will search blank columns in active sheet of workbook which has this code.
PasteToBlankColumns ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet, 1

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Or this code.
This will search blank columns in application level active sheet.
PasteToBlankColumns Application.ActiveSheet, 1

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by:Jagwarman
ID: 40572277
great code thanks
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