Determine if range is empty


New Member
Jul 26, 2010

I've got a recursive loop stepping through rows to copy cells from Sheet A to Sheet B if they are present in Sheet A. I am currently struggling with a method of determining if a certain range of cells is empty. The range is from Cells(i, 60) to Cells(i, 101) or range("BH" & i ":CW" & i) [i is stepped through a For...Next].

My problem is that with the following code, the range always registers as empty, even when it is not.

For i = 2 to rinalrow

'Other code omitted

If IsEmpty(Sheets(Sheet A).Range("BH" & i & ":CW" & i)) = False Then
msgbox("range is empty")
end if

next i

I've also tried
If IsEmpty(Sheets(Sheet A).Range(Cells(i, 60), Cells(i, 110))) = False Then

Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions.

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MrExcel MVP
Oct 12, 2006
Isempty can only test a SINGLE cell..
To test SEVERAL cells, I would count how many cells in the range are NOT blank, and if that result is NOT 0, then the range is not empty.
Rich (BB code):
If Application.CountA(Range(...)) > 0 Then
    Msgbox "Range is NOT empty"
    Msgbox "Range is Empty"
End If
And another thing to consider is if the cells contain a formula returning "", this will NOT be considered blank.

Note, your logic here was backwards

Rich (BB code):
If IsEmpty(Sheets(report).Range("BH" & i & ":CW" & i)) = False Then
msgbox("range is empty")
end if
IsEmpty = False means the range is NOT empty...
IsEmpty = True means the range IS empty...

Hope that helps..


New Member
Jul 26, 2010

Thanks for the incredibly timely response. The counting method seems to have done the trick.

Many, many thanks.

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