Ignoring Formulas When Searching For Next Empty Cell

ExcelAtEverything

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Hello! The following was created to find the next empty cell within a range in column B, and then paste in info which was copied from O6:P6. The only problem is that it's not working correctly because I have cells in column B which contain formulas (fitted with an IFERROR prefix to keep some cells empty when there is no info to fill them). How can I edit this to ignore cells containing formulas in column B when looking for the next empty?

Sub AddExtraStoreToLocMasterList() '
' AddExtraStoreToLocMasterList Macro
' This macro copies O6:P6 to cipboard, then finds first blank cell in column B Loc Master List range, and the paste specials there.
'
Range("O6:P6").Select
Selection.Copy
Range("B4").Select
ActiveCell.End(xlDown).Offset(1, 0).Select
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
:=False, Transpose:=False
Range("O6:P6").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.ClearContents
Range("O6").Select
End Sub
 

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Saurabhj

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Hi, you can check the next fill cells using if statement.

VBA Code:
totalRows = ActiveSheet.Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
For i = 1 To totalRows
    If ActiveSheet.Range("A" & i) <> "" Then
        totalRows = i
    End If
    
Next
 

ExcelAtEverything

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Can you explain to me what you mean, and how that applies? Sorry, I recorded that macro, and I'm still pretty new to VB. I can understand by looking thru it sometimes, but I'm not sure what I'm looking at in pretty much any part of your response. Lol
 

offthelip

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try this which will check values and formula ;
VBA Code:
Sub AddExtraStoreToLocMasterList() 
inarr = Range("O6:P6")
lastrow = Cells(Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row
bvalues = Range(Cells(1, 2), Cells(lastrow, 2))
Bformula = Range(Cells(1, 2), Cells(lastrow, 2)).Formula
 For i = 1 To lastrow
  If bvalues(i, 1) = "" And Bformula(i, 1) = "" Then
     Range(Cells(i, 15), Cells(i, 16)) = inarr
     Exit For
  End If
 Next i
 End Sub
 

Saurabhj

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Hi,

Check below code. Made changes in existing code.

VBA Code:
Sub AddExtraStoreToLocMasterList() '
' AddExtraStoreToLocMasterList Macro
' This macro copies O6:P6 to cipboard, then finds first blank cell in column B Loc Master List range, and the paste specials there.
'
Range("O6:P6").Select
Selection.Copy

totalRows = ActiveSheet.Cells(Rows.Count, 2).End(xlUp).Row
For i = 4 To totalRows
    If ActiveSheet.Range("B" & i) <> "" Then
        totalRows = i
    End If
   
Next
Range("B" & totalRows + 1).Select
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
:=False, Transpose:=False
Range("O6:P6").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.ClearContents
Range("O6
 

ExcelAtEverything

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Saurabhj, looks like you only sent me part of the code. It looks cut off at the end.
 

ExcelAtEverything

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I just ran it again, but this time no error. It was 100% throwing an error yesterday. Not sure what's different now. That said, it still did not work. All it seems to do is place the contents above it in cells O1, P1. It doesn't place it into the range where I need it, and it doesn't then clear the cells after copy/pasting the info, and it doesn't then leave the curser back at O6.

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offthelip

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The problem might be because I started the search for a blank row from B1 not B4 so try this modification,. I have also put in the clear O6:P6 and selcting o6
VBA Code:
Sub AddExtraStoreToLocMasterList()
inarr = Range("O6:P6")
lastrow = Cells(Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row
bvalues = Range(Cells(1, 2), Cells(lastrow, 2))
Bformula = Range(Cells(1, 2), Cells(lastrow, 2)).Formula
 For i = 4 To lastrow
  If bvalues(i, 1) = "" And Bformula(i, 1) = "" Then
     Range(Cells(i, 15), Cells(i, 16)) = inarr
     Exit For
  End If
 Next i
 Range("O6:P6") = ""
 Range("O6").Select
 End Sub
 

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