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    Using the Find method in a range from bottom to top of range

    I have a range. Inside of that range I have some blank cells. I want to use the find method to find and locate those blank cells, but I want to start from the bottom of the range, and work my way up. So starting from the bottom of the range (E29), locate the first blank cell above E29.

    The arguments of the Find method do not seem to have this option. Is this even possible?


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    Re: Using the Find method in a range from bottom to top of range

    If you have other data in the sheet, here's an alternative way:

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    Re: Using the Find method in a range from bottom to top of range

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    Re: Using the Find method in a range from bottom to top of range

    Using the find function, try this:

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    Re: Using the Find method in a range from bottom to top of range

    method to find and locate those blank cells
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    So starting from the bottom of the range (E29), locate the first blank cell above E29
    so locate all blank cells or the first above E29?

    If the last case perhaps something like this.

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    Re: Using the Find method in a range from bottom to top of range

    @Excel_vba, did it work out for you?

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    Re: Using the Find method in a range from bottom to top of range

    Quote Originally Posted by berlan View Post
    @Excel_vba, did it work out for you?
    I forgot to mention I want to loop from the bottom. Here is what I have:

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    I am getting an error on the Range line saying "Object Variable or With Block variable not set"

    Must be something wrong with the way I am specifying a Range?

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    Re: Using the Find method in a range from bottom to top of range

    Can you upload a small sample workbook that clearly shows what you are trying to do?

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    Re: Using the Find method in a range from bottom to top of range

    Quote Originally Posted by Excel_vba View Post
    I forgot to mention I want to loop from the bottom. Here is what I have:
    You are trying to use two different methods at the same time. I will separate the two and show how to use each one. But first let's clarify the problem you are a trying to solve.

    Your first post said "locate the first blank cell above E29" but your code shows a loop that finds every blank cell in column E from row 9 to 29. Because you are checking every cell in that range, why does it matter whether you go from bottom to top, or top to bottom? Normally direction matters if you are inserting or deleting rows but you don't seem to be doing that.

    Here are two methods, assuming you want to check every cell in E9:E29, from the bottom up, and fill in blank cells with a string.

    One method is to loop through every row. If you do that there is no reason to use Find.

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    The other method is to let Find check the cells for you, although a different type of loop is necessary. This is a little more complicated and probably overkill for your situation.

    Edit: I modified this code to remove the variable FirstFound because it's not necessary if you are changing every cell after you find it. Normally you need FirstFound because Find search wraps around, but if you change every found cell then eventually Find won't find anything.

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    Re: Using the Find method in a range from bottom to top of range

    If your (initial) purpose was to only fill the last blank cell, this is an alternative:

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    Last edited by berlan; 12-23-2013 at 11:09 AM.

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