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Hi,

I need a formula that finds the first empty cell at the bottom of a column
of data. I have tried using the find and select function in a macro and it
fails to find cells often. Have also tried using a MATCH formula but it
doesnt seem to like finding an empty cell.

Any Help,

Thanks

Tom

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last nonblank
Non-array, non-volatile formula for contents of last, non-blank cell in a
range:

=LOOKUP(2,1/(A1:A100<""),A1:A100)

For last non-blank text

=LOOKUP(REPT("z",255),Sheet1!e1:e100,Sheet1!e1:e10 0)

You can shorten that to:

=LOOKUP(REPT("z",255),Sheet1!e1:e100)

Last non-zero
=LOOKUP(2,1/(B7:H7<0),B7:H7)

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Hi,

I need a formula that finds the first empty cell at the bottom of a column
of data. I have tried using the find and select function in a macro and it
fails to find cells often. Have also tried using a MATCH formula but it
doesnt seem to like finding an empty cell.

Any Help,

Thanks

Tom



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Default Find first empty cell in column

Since you have tried a macro..try the below..If the first cell is not blank
try the below....

Dim varFound As Variant
Set varFound = Columns(1).Find("", LookIn:=xlValues, lookat:=xlWhole)
MsgBox varFound.Address

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"TomHull" wrote:

Hi,

I need a formula that finds the first empty cell at the bottom of a column
of data. I have tried using the find and select function in a macro and it
fails to find cells often. Have also tried using a MATCH formula but it
doesnt seem to like finding an empty cell.

Any Help,

Thanks

Tom



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