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    Question Flatten and Fill From above (on empty cells) with exceptions

    I have received a very weird data file, that looks somewhat like pivot. I need to flatten that file with "Fill From Above" approach. This ideally could have been easy with normal "fill from above" (i.e. [Ctrl+G] > Special > "Select Blanks" > Write a formula to fill previous row cell > [Ctrl+Enter] ), but in this occassion, as I have highlighted in the attached screenshot----- Not in all cases it should copy down the data from valued cell above, rather it should leave those cells empty, otherwise whole data representation will be wrong.

    Could someone help please? Any VBA code etc?
    Please try to give me a generic solution instead of going by codes with specific hard coding etc.

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    Re: Flatten and Fill From above (on empty cells) with exceptions

    I think you can just delete (shift up) one cell Above Devid under the Teacher column and delete two cells above Tom, 51 and 92 (Shift up) in the Student, student ID and Exam Score columns. That would allign everything.
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    Re: Flatten and Fill From above (on empty cells) with exceptions

    I am a little confused by your request. For the example you posted in Message #1, can you show us what the required result should look like?

    Also, if you posted a copy of the workbook you posted in Message #1 (see yellow banner near the top of this forum's window) it would help immensely (that way we don't have to spend the time recreating a workbook you already have).
    Last edited by Rick Rothstein; 08-02-2020 at 12:05 PM.

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    Re: Flatten and Fill From above (on empty cells) with exceptions

    Apologies! I tried a lot to upload the file... But may be it is my browser issue when, I'm clicking on attachment clip icon, it's not fully expanding. So only option was for me to send the image. Earlier with original post I gave one image, and here now I'm posting the "TO BE"/"Target" image. Basically the goal is to roll forward Parent Level Information to Child Level.

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    Re: Flatten and Fill From above (on empty cells) with exceptions

    The paper clip icon, does not work, please see the yellow banner at the top of the page for how to attach a file.

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    Re: Flatten and Fill From above (on empty cells) with exceptions

    I am going to advance > manage attachment > uploading it from my pc (Sample Data.xlsx) it is showing uploaded.... then what???? How it will come to this post?
    I also tried adding it as a link.. then it told me, I can post link/video, etc etc.. only after couple of posts. God knows what that means.

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    Post Re: Flatten and Fill From above (on empty cells) with exceptions

    PFB the image where I was stuck. Managed to attach in this post finally

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