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    Fill/Copy Down Blank Cells Issue

    I'm trying to fill down various columns based on the cell value above it, and have found various examples in how do so including the below macro.

    But what I'm finding is that this does not always work. I have found that for cells that are formatted as Text, the macro returns the =R[-1]C instead the correct cell value.

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    Is there a way to fill blank cells without having to first change the formatting back to General?

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    Re: Fill/Copy Down Blank Cells Issue

    Hello ptmuldoon,

    This works...
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    Re: Fill/Copy Down Blank Cells Issue

    Thanks Leith,

    I gave that code a try, however that seemed to copy the value in the first row down to the last in the selection overwriting any values in the middle. It should be copying down to the next non-blank cell, and then starting over with the new value it finds filling the blanks to the the next non blank.

    I know these 2 samples I found partially work. but if the cell is formatted as text, it returns the "=R[-1]C" when it should be returning the cell value of that first non blank above it.

    Both of these work if the cell if formatted as General. But if the formatting is Text it fails.
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    Re: Fill/Copy Down Blank Cells Issue

    Sorry to give this a bump, but i'm still struggling to solve this issue.

    I'm trying to copy down to the next non-blank cell, and then continue on copying down, etc. And as mentioned above, these macro's work, but only if the cell is in a 'general' format. For those cells with text formatting, I'm getting a "=R[-1]C" value in the cell, incorrectly.

    Does anyone know of a way to copy/fill down the blank cells when the cell is formatted as Text?

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    Re: Fill/Copy Down Blank Cells Issue

    Hello ptmuldoon,

    When a cell is formatted as Text, Excel will not evaluate the contents of the cell. Either you will have to change the cell's format to General or use VBA to paste the value into the cell.

    Since I failed to understand your example as you intended, I suggest you submit a workbook with before and after examples.

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    Re: Fill/Copy Down Blank Cells Issue

    Sure. Here's an example of what I'm seeing and should help clarify things.

    I think I just learned something too. It appears to be affected only if its the blank cells that are formatted at text.

    So I think maybe just need to first format all blank cells back to general. Then you can copy the first non-blank cell down to the next filled one, etc.
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    Re: Fill/Copy Down Blank Cells Issue

    Here's an option that works irregardless.

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