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Can someone give me a function to use so that the cell at the bottom of a
column equals the last nonblank cell above in that column?

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The best solution to this depends on many conditions. Among those a

What type of data is in the range, is it text or numeric, or can it be both?
Are there any empty/blanks cells *within* the range?
Are there any formulas in the range that might return formula blanks?

As a starting point you can try something like this. Assumes no empty/blank
cells within the range:

=IF(COUNTA(A1:A10),INDEX(A1:A10,COUNTA(A1:A10)),"" )

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Can someone give me a function to use so that the cell at the bottom of a
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There are formulas in the cells above. The formulas results in a number
based upon the "If" condition in the formulas, else it returns a blank value
in the cell. Here is a sample of one of the formulas in a cell in the column
above...

=IF(AND(W16<"",(COUNTA($W$3:W15)0)-(COUNTBLANK($W$3:W15)),(COUNTA($W17:W$22)=0)-COUNTBLANK($W17:W$22)),$F16,"")

"T. Valko" wrote:

The best solution to this depends on many conditions. Among those a

What type of data is in the range, is it text or numeric, or can it be both?
Are there any empty/blanks cells *within* the range?
Are there any formulas in the range that might return formula blanks?

As a starting point you can try something like this. Assumes no empty/blank
cells within the range:

=IF(COUNTA(A1:A10),INDEX(A1:A10,COUNTA(A1:A10)),"" )

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


"Vicky" wrote in message
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Can someone give me a function to use so that the cell at the bottom of a
column equals the last nonblank cell above in that column?




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This will return the *last numeric value* in the range:

=IF(COUNT(A1:A10),LOOKUP(1E100,A1:A10),"")

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"Vicky" wrote in message
...
There are formulas in the cells above. The formulas results in a number
based upon the "If" condition in the formulas, else it returns a blank
value
in the cell. Here is a sample of one of the formulas in a cell in the
column
above...

=IF(AND(W16<"",(COUNTA($W$3:W15)0)-(COUNTBLANK($W$3:W15)),(COUNTA($W17:W$22)=0)-COUNTBLANK($W17:W$22)),$F16,"")

"T. Valko" wrote:

The best solution to this depends on many conditions. Among those a

What type of data is in the range, is it text or numeric, or can it be
both?
Are there any empty/blanks cells *within* the range?
Are there any formulas in the range that might return formula blanks?

As a starting point you can try something like this. Assumes no
empty/blank
cells within the range:

=IF(COUNTA(A1:A10),INDEX(A1:A10,COUNTA(A1:A10)),"" )

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


"Vicky" wrote in message
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Can someone give me a function to use so that the cell at the bottom of
a
column equals the last nonblank cell above in that column?






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Thank you so much! This worked. I have yet to understand how LOOKUP works.
Maybe in time I will. :-)

"T. Valko" wrote:

This will return the *last numeric value* in the range:

=IF(COUNT(A1:A10),LOOKUP(1E100,A1:A10),"")

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


"Vicky" wrote in message
...
There are formulas in the cells above. The formulas results in a number
based upon the "If" condition in the formulas, else it returns a blank
value
in the cell. Here is a sample of one of the formulas in a cell in the
column
above...

=IF(AND(W16<"",(COUNTA($W$3:W15)0)-(COUNTBLANK($W$3:W15)),(COUNTA($W17:W$22)=0)-COUNTBLANK($W17:W$22)),$F16,"")

"T. Valko" wrote:

The best solution to this depends on many conditions. Among those a

What type of data is in the range, is it text or numeric, or can it be
both?
Are there any empty/blanks cells *within* the range?
Are there any formulas in the range that might return formula blanks?

As a starting point you can try something like this. Assumes no
empty/blank
cells within the range:

=IF(COUNTA(A1:A10),INDEX(A1:A10,COUNTA(A1:A10)),"" )

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


"Vicky" wrote in message
...
Can someone give me a function to use so that the cell at the bottom of
a
column equals the last nonblank cell above in that column?








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You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!

How LOOKUP works:

The way that LOOKUP works is if the lookup_value is greater than all the
values in the lookup_vector it will match the *last* value in the
lookup_vector that is less than the lookup_value.

To ensure that the lookup_value is greater than all the values in the
lookup_vector we use an arbitrary number that is guaranteed to meet this
condition. In this case the lookup_value is 1E100, 1 followed by 100 zeros.
There's a pretty good chance that no number in your range will be greater
than that so the formula returns the *last numeric* value in the range.

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"Vicky" wrote in message
...
Thank you so much! This worked. I have yet to understand how LOOKUP
works.
Maybe in time I will. :-)

"T. Valko" wrote:

This will return the *last numeric value* in the range:

=IF(COUNT(A1:A10),LOOKUP(1E100,A1:A10),"")

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


"Vicky" wrote in message
...
There are formulas in the cells above. The formulas results in a
number
based upon the "If" condition in the formulas, else it returns a blank
value
in the cell. Here is a sample of one of the formulas in a cell in the
column
above...

=IF(AND(W16<"",(COUNTA($W$3:W15)0)-(COUNTBLANK($W$3:W15)),(COUNTA($W17:W$22)=0)-COUNTBLANK($W17:W$22)),$F16,"")

"T. Valko" wrote:

The best solution to this depends on many conditions. Among those a

What type of data is in the range, is it text or numeric, or can it be
both?
Are there any empty/blanks cells *within* the range?
Are there any formulas in the range that might return formula blanks?

As a starting point you can try something like this. Assumes no
empty/blank
cells within the range:

=IF(COUNTA(A1:A10),INDEX(A1:A10,COUNTA(A1:A10)),"" )

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


"Vicky" wrote in message
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Can someone give me a function to use so that the cell at the bottom
of
a
column equals the last nonblank cell above in that column?










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