Avatar of Flora Edwards
Flora Edwards
Flag for Sweden asked on

Excel VBA question, if cell is empty then replace it with specified value

Excel Experts,

Please open attached file and you can that see that i have all the details, except i do not know how to do this with VBA.

any help is appreciated.
EE.xlsm
Microsoft ExcelVBA

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
Flora Edwards

8/22/2022 - Mon
aikimark

"...for each target cell..."
In your sample workbook, you only have a single cell address listed in column E.  Will there ever be multi-cell ranges specified here?
Flora Edwards

ASKER
Thanks Aikimark.

Yes, most of the time single cell but sometimes multiple cells like range("a1:b4")
If this is possible then it is super cool but if not possible then I can live with single cell method .
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Saqib Husain

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
Flora Edwards

ASKER
@Saqib

this is great!  i could never imagined this could be done with this short code. i was expecting multiple page VBA code.

thank you so much.

one small teak though. in stead of message boxes , can the value of message boxes be filled in the column G of "Config" sheet?
Experts Exchange has (a) saved my job multiple times, (b) saved me hours, days, and even weeks of work, and often (c) makes me look like a superhero! This place is MAGIC!
Walt Forbes
Professor J

Not for points,

altering Saqib's code to this

Sub filltargetcells()
    Dim cel As Range, cel2 As Range, fname As String, wb As Workbook
    Dim chchk As Boolean
    For Each cel In ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Config").Range("A2:A" & Range("A2").End(xlDown).Row)
        fname = Dir(cel.Value & "\" & cel.Offset(, 1).Value & "." & cel.Offset(, 2).Value)
        Do While fname <> ""
            Set wb = Workbooks.Open(cel.Value & "\" & fname)
            Debug.Print wb.Name
            chchk = False
            For Each cel2 In wb.Sheets(cel.Offset(, 3).Value).Range(cel.Offset(, 4).Value)
                If IsEmpty(cel2) Then
                    cel2.Value = cel.Offset(, 5).Value
                    cel.Offset(, 6).Value = "Change Completed"
                    
                Else
                   cel.Offset(, 6).Value = "Skipped, data already existed in " & cel.Offset(, 4)
                End If
            Next cel2
            wb.Close True
        fname = Dir()
        Loop
    Next cel
End Sub

Open in new window

Flora Edwards

ASKER
Thanks a lot Saqib
Saqib Husain

Assigning the msgbox messages to the cells is somewhat meaningless when the filename is *
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.
Flora Edwards

ASKER
thank you Saqib.