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moving data across formula

Posted on 2016-08-26
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I have a batch of data, and in columns A-E, are address fields, (address 1, address 2, address 3, address 4, zip).

In some cases, address 1 is empty, and the application has for some reason stared the addresses in address 2. What I need is a formula to basically say - if column A is blank, move everything from column B-F over a cell so all records start in column A. If column A is not blank, take no action.
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by:Rgonzo1971
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HI,

You will probably  need vba
pls send example

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by:Rob Henson
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Where  is the data coming from? Is it an import from text file or csv.

I suspect if its an import the first column contains a space and the import is recognising it as a value.

Thanks
Rob H
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by:pma111
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Hi

it was an extract of data from a 3rd party system, in *.csv format, but that is genuinely how its stored in the database it was extracted from.
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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You may try something like this....

Sub DeleteBlankCells()
Dim lr As Long, i As Long
lr = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count
For i = 1 To lr
   If Cells(i, 1) = "" Then
      Range(Cells(i, 2), Cells(i, 5)).Cut Cells(i, 1)
   End If
Next i
End Sub

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by:pma111
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Sample data:

addr1      addr2      addr3      addr4      zip      
a      a      a      a      1      
      a      a      a      a      1
a      a      a      a      1      
      a      a      a      a      1
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

pls try

Sub DeleteBlankCells()
Set Rng = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Resize(, 1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks)
Rng.Delete shift:=xlShiftToLeft
End Sub

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Regards
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) earned 334 total points
ID: 41771405
Why not only this? :)

Sub DeleteBlankCells()
On Error Resume Next
ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Resize(, 1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).Delete xlToLeft
End Sub

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Error handling is required because if there are no blank cells in col. A or the code is run twice, the code will throw an error.
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by:pma111
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I have been off sick for a while so didnt have chance to split the points... happy with the suggestion or if you reopen it I can do it instead
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No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

I have recommended this question be closed as follows:

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