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Copy The Cell Above In Excel

Sometimes we get data that is downloaded from an external source and it is not formatted properly.... read more

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Sometimes we get data that is downloaded from an external source and it is not formatted properly.

You may have cells with missing data and cases where you want to copy the cell directly above to fill in your empty cell in Excel.

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This can be achieved with the following steps:

STEP 1: Highlight your data set

Copy The Cell Above In Excel

STEP 2: In the ribbon menu select Home > Find & Select > Go to Special or just press the keyboard shortcut CTRL+G

Click Special

Copy The Cell Above In Excel

STEP 3:  Select the Blanks option and press OK

Copy The Cell Above In Excel

This highlights all your blank cells:

Copy The Cell Above In Excel

STEP 4:  Then you need to press the = sign and reference the cell directly above

Copy The Cell Above In Excel

STEP 5: Finally, and most importantly, you need to press CTRL+ENTER so that the formula can be filled in to all the selected blank cells.

Copy The Cell Above In Excel

Further Learning:

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