# Extend series

1. ## Extend series

I am needing to find a way to 'extend a series' for an entire column with
multiple numbers without having to extend each series individually.

Here's basically what I have: Here's what I need it to look like:

345 345
(blank cell) 345
(blank cell) 345
(blank cell) 345
675 675
(blank cell) 675
(blank cell) 675
987 987
(blank cell) 987
(blank cell) 987
(blank cell) 987

Right now I'm have to click each number to get it to extend the series down
to the next number. Typically this wouldn't be a big hassel to do them
individually, but I'm now dealing with over 1,400 numbers and doing this
individually all the way down the column is very time consuming and making me
crazy! Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for any input!

2. ## Re: Extend series

Hi!

You could use a helper column:

Assume your first number is in A1:

A1 = 345

In B1 enter 345

In B2 enter this formula and copy down as needed:

=IF(A2="",B1,A2)

Biff

"Traci" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
>I am needing to find a way to 'extend a series' for an entire column with
> multiple numbers without having to extend each series individually.
>
> Here's basically what I have: Here's what I need it to look
> like:
>
> 345 345
> (blank cell) 345
> (blank cell) 345
> (blank cell) 345
> 675 675
> (blank cell) 675
> (blank cell) 675
> 987 987
> (blank cell) 987
> (blank cell) 987
> (blank cell) 987
>
> Right now I'm have to click each number to get it to extend the series
> down
> to the next number. Typically this wouldn't be a big hassel to do them
> individually, but I'm now dealing with over 1,400 numbers and doing this
> individually all the way down the column is very time consuming and making
> me
> crazy! Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for any input!

3. ## Re: Extend series

Thank you so much for the suggestion...the only problem I've run into with
trying your formula is that I then have two seperate columns with the numbers
(as in your example, I would have individual numbers in column A and the
filled series in column B.) I've having to import this data into Microsoft
Acess, and so it has to be formatted where all the numbers are filled in the
one row instead of two. I tried to taking the individual column, A, and just
deleting it since column B had the filled series I need, but then all the
info in column B erases because column A is gone. Do you have any
suggestions for how I might do exactly what you said before, only get it down
to one column?
Thank you sooooooooo much!!!

"Biff" wrote:

> Hi!
>
> You could use a helper column:
>
> Assume your first number is in A1:
>
> A1 = 345
>
> In B1 enter 345
>
> In B2 enter this formula and copy down as needed:
>
> =IF(A2="",B1,A2)
>
> Biff
>
> "Traci" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> >I am needing to find a way to 'extend a series' for an entire column with
> > multiple numbers without having to extend each series individually.
> >
> > Here's basically what I have: Here's what I need it to look
> > like:
> >
> > 345 345
> > (blank cell) 345
> > (blank cell) 345
> > (blank cell) 345
> > 675 675
> > (blank cell) 675
> > (blank cell) 675
> > 987 987
> > (blank cell) 987
> > (blank cell) 987
> > (blank cell) 987
> >
> > Right now I'm have to click each number to get it to extend the series
> > down
> > to the next number. Typically this wouldn't be a big hassel to do them
> > individually, but I'm now dealing with over 1,400 numbers and doing this
> > individually all the way down the column is very time consuming and making
> > me
> > crazy! Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for any input!

>
>
>

4. ## Re: Extend series

Put the formulas in column B.

Now, select column B.
Goto Edit>Copy
Then Edit>Paste Special>Values>OK

This will convert the formulas to constants then you can delete column A.

Biff

"Traci" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Thank you so much for the suggestion...the only problem I've run into with
> trying your formula is that I then have two seperate columns with the
> numbers
> (as in your example, I would have individual numbers in column A and the
> filled series in column B.) I've having to import this data into
> Microsoft
> Acess, and so it has to be formatted where all the numbers are filled in
> the
> one row instead of two. I tried to taking the individual column, A, and
> just
> deleting it since column B had the filled series I need, but then all the
> info in column B erases because column A is gone. Do you have any
> suggestions for how I might do exactly what you said before, only get it
> down
> to one column?
> Thank you sooooooooo much!!!
>
> "Biff" wrote:
>
>> Hi!
>>
>> You could use a helper column:
>>
>> Assume your first number is in A1:
>>
>> A1 = 345
>>
>> In B1 enter 345
>>
>> In B2 enter this formula and copy down as needed:
>>
>> =IF(A2="",B1,A2)
>>
>> Biff
>>
>> "Traci" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]...
>> >I am needing to find a way to 'extend a series' for an entire column
>> >with
>> > multiple numbers without having to extend each series individually.
>> >
>> > Here's basically what I have: Here's what I need it to look
>> > like:
>> >
>> > 345 345
>> > (blank cell) 345
>> > (blank cell) 345
>> > (blank cell) 345
>> > 675 675
>> > (blank cell) 675
>> > (blank cell) 675
>> > 987 987
>> > (blank cell) 987
>> > (blank cell) 987
>> > (blank cell) 987
>> >
>> > Right now I'm have to click each number to get it to extend the series
>> > down
>> > to the next number. Typically this wouldn't be a big hassel to do them
>> > individually, but I'm now dealing with over 1,400 numbers and doing
>> > this
>> > individually all the way down the column is very time consuming and
>> > making
>> > me
>> > crazy! Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for any input!

>>
>>
>>

5. ## Re: Extend series

Thank you!!!!!!! you just saved me sooo much time, you're awsome!

"Biff" wrote:

> Put the formulas in column B.
>
> Now, select column B.
> Goto Edit>Copy
> Then Edit>Paste Special>Values>OK
>
> This will convert the formulas to constants then you can delete column A.
>
> Biff
>
> "Traci" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > Thank you so much for the suggestion...the only problem I've run into with
> > trying your formula is that I then have two seperate columns with the
> > numbers
> > (as in your example, I would have individual numbers in column A and the
> > filled series in column B.) I've having to import this data into
> > Microsoft
> > Acess, and so it has to be formatted where all the numbers are filled in
> > the
> > one row instead of two. I tried to taking the individual column, A, and
> > just
> > deleting it since column B had the filled series I need, but then all the
> > info in column B erases because column A is gone. Do you have any
> > suggestions for how I might do exactly what you said before, only get it
> > down
> > to one column?
> > Thank you sooooooooo much!!!
> >
> > "Biff" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi!
> >>
> >> You could use a helper column:
> >>
> >> Assume your first number is in A1:
> >>
> >> A1 = 345
> >>
> >> In B1 enter 345
> >>
> >> In B2 enter this formula and copy down as needed:
> >>
> >> =IF(A2="",B1,A2)
> >>
> >> Biff
> >>
> >> "Traci" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> >> news:[email protected]...
> >> >I am needing to find a way to 'extend a series' for an entire column
> >> >with
> >> > multiple numbers without having to extend each series individually.
> >> >
> >> > Here's basically what I have: Here's what I need it to look
> >> > like:
> >> >
> >> > 345 345
> >> > (blank cell) 345
> >> > (blank cell) 345
> >> > (blank cell) 345
> >> > 675 675
> >> > (blank cell) 675
> >> > (blank cell) 675
> >> > 987 987
> >> > (blank cell) 987
> >> > (blank cell) 987
> >> > (blank cell) 987
> >> >
> >> > Right now I'm have to click each number to get it to extend the series
> >> > down
> >> > to the next number. Typically this wouldn't be a big hassel to do them
> >> > individually, but I'm now dealing with over 1,400 numbers and doing
> >> > this
> >> > individually all the way down the column is very time consuming and
> >> > making
> >> > me
> >> > crazy! Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for any input!
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>

6. ## Re: Extend series

You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!

Biff

"Traci" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Thank you!!!!!!! you just saved me sooo much time, you're awsome!
>
> "Biff" wrote:
>
>> Put the formulas in column B.
>>
>> Now, select column B.
>> Goto Edit>Copy
>> Then Edit>Paste Special>Values>OK
>>
>> This will convert the formulas to constants then you can delete column A.
>>
>> Biff
>>
>> "Traci" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]...
>> > Thank you so much for the suggestion...the only problem I've run into
>> > with
>> > trying your formula is that I then have two seperate columns with the
>> > numbers
>> > (as in your example, I would have individual numbers in column A and
>> > the
>> > filled series in column B.) I've having to import this data into
>> > Microsoft
>> > Acess, and so it has to be formatted where all the numbers are filled
>> > in
>> > the
>> > one row instead of two. I tried to taking the individual column, A,
>> > and
>> > just
>> > deleting it since column B had the filled series I need, but then all
>> > the
>> > info in column B erases because column A is gone. Do you have any
>> > suggestions for how I might do exactly what you said before, only get
>> > it
>> > down
>> > to one column?
>> > Thank you sooooooooo much!!!
>> >
>> > "Biff" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi!
>> >>
>> >> You could use a helper column:
>> >>
>> >> Assume your first number is in A1:
>> >>
>> >> A1 = 345
>> >>
>> >> In B1 enter 345
>> >>
>> >> In B2 enter this formula and copy down as needed:
>> >>
>> >> =IF(A2="",B1,A2)
>> >>
>> >> Biff
>> >>
>> >> "Traci" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> >> news:[email protected]...
>> >> >I am needing to find a way to 'extend a series' for an entire column
>> >> >with
>> >> > multiple numbers without having to extend each series individually.
>> >> >
>> >> > Here's basically what I have: Here's what I need it to
>> >> > look
>> >> > like:
>> >> >
>> >> > 345 345
>> >> > (blank cell) 345
>> >> > (blank cell) 345
>> >> > (blank cell) 345
>> >> > 675 675
>> >> > (blank cell) 675
>> >> > (blank cell) 675
>> >> > 987 987
>> >> > (blank cell) 987
>> >> > (blank cell) 987
>> >> > (blank cell) 987
>> >> >
>> >> > Right now I'm have to click each number to get it to extend the
>> >> > series
>> >> > down
>> >> > to the next number. Typically this wouldn't be a big hassel to do
>> >> > them
>> >> > individually, but I'm now dealing with over 1,400 numbers and doing
>> >> > this
>> >> > individually all the way down the column is very time consuming and
>> >> > making
>> >> > me
>> >> > crazy! Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for any input!
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>

>>
>>
>>

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