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    Expanding Years in Spreadsheet

    Hello all,
    I have attached a list of car parts. The first two columns are the years the part is available in, for example cell A1 is 1995, and A2 is 1998. I need to create blank rows beneath each entry to accomodate each year indivudually. I am having to manually insert, in this example, 3 blank rows and autofill down (I need the whole row to autofill down). When you see the excel file you will see I have almost 18,000 rows that need to be done by end of day Friday (April 20).

    Is there any equation or something that I could use to do this. The problem is that all the year avalabilities are not the same. Some parts are only for one year, and some 2, 5, 4... etc. in no particular order. Is this even possible?

    WAC spreadsheet years.xlsx

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    Re: Expanding Years in Spreadsheet

    Hi Felkernl,

    Welcome to the forum.

    What I have understood, after seeing your example, that you need to insert 3 rows after every row where all the data would be filled down from above (original row) and Years in first row would be increased by one per row .. Please let me know if I am correct in my understanding. thanks.

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    Re: Expanding Years in Spreadsheet

    why do you need to add extra rows? would it be possible to a, say, 5 blank columns and then use a formula to fill in the years from that? it would keep your list from growing from 18 000 to potentially 90 000, and it would be a relatively simple matter to construct formulae to give you what you need?

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    See attached for an example of what I mean, let me know if this will work for you?
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    Re: Expanding Years in Spreadsheet

    Thanks for the replies!

    I think I needed to have been more clear. Each product is available for a particular number of years. A1 has the first year it became available and column B1 is the last year available. This is actually going to be a template for uploading these parts to Ebay so I need each year to be its own seperate row and all the contents copied down.

    So in summary I need to insert the number of rows equal to the ending year minus the beginning year, fill series column A between the gaps, and regular fill dows the rest of the columns.

    Here is the original file. The top highlighted cells are an example of what I need the rest to look like. WAC spreadsheet years.xlsx

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Expanding Years in Spreadsheet

    Ok, I have made some progress on this. I can space out the rows as necessary and fill down the text. All I need now is a macro that can do this: starting at the beginning year, fill series down and stop before the next beginning year and repeat just for column A. Basically fill series between the gaps in the rows.

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    Re: Expanding Years in Spreadsheet

    Figured it out

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