Formula in Excel or vba to transfer values from Column X to Y

I have to transfer the values in Col E to Col D without overwriting the values in Col D if values exists in cells.

The value = 0 or all empty cells in Col. D should be overwritten by the values from Col. E

Filter, Copy & Paste is a bit difficult if I have 50000 rows.

As always thank you for you assistance and effort.


Adam ElsheimerAsked:
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You may try something like this....
Sub TransferValues()
Dim lr As Long, i As Long
Dim x
lr = Range("D:E").Cells.Find("*", SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Row
x = Range("D1:E" & lr).Value
For i = 1 To UBound(x, 1)
    If x(i, 1) = "" Or x(i, 1) = 0 Then
        x(i, 1) = x(i, 2)
    End If
Next i
Range("D1").Resize(UBound(x, 1), 2).Value = x
End Sub

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Adam ElsheimerAuthor Commented:
Neeraj, thank you  for your quick and professional response and solution.


Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome Adam! Glad I could help.
And thanks for the feedback.
Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Formula option, in column F:


Copy/drag down as far as required and then Copy and paste Values into column D.

Alternative with the screen shot data, copy all of column E data and then do paste Special on column D, choose Values and at the bottom left of the Paste Special window choose Skip Blanks. This will ignore any blank cell from the copied range and will leave the value in column D.

Rob H
Adam ElsheimerAuthor Commented:
Thank you Rob. I just noted this fomular for future project. Thanks all of you so much for helping.


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