Is it Possible to add a dummy column to auto populate name from another column

tb426

New Member
Joined
May 8, 2013
Messages
11
Hello all,

hope you can help me on this. Since I cannot attached any spreadsheet I will have to explain it a bit...

Row #1 are the headers of each column

Column A contains agents' names. However, a lot of the cells are blanks since this is how the cleaned up data I will be getting.
For example: A2 is John Smith. A3 to A6 is blank. A7 is David Armstrong. A8 to A13 is blank. A14 is James Little. A15 to A17 are blanks.
The "gap" (the number of blank cells in between names in Column A) will not always be the same.

Column C are text data, each and every row of Column B will have data in it

Column D are time data (hh:mm:ss), and each and each and every row of Column C will have data in it.

What I hope if possible is to add a dummy column (say Column B) so each and every row will have the agents' names associated with it.
So from example above, A2 to A6 will be John Smith, A7 to A13 will be David Armstrong, A14 to A17 will be James Little, and so on and so on...

Is there any excel formulas I can utilize to accomplish this without using Macro or VBA, as I don't know Macro or VBA...

Many thanks to all.
 

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
Jun 12, 2014
Messages
30,545
Office Version
365
Platform
Windows
How about
Select col A > Ctrl G > Special > Blanks > Ok > type in = then use the up arrow once > Ctrl Enter.

That will fill the values in col A down.
 

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
Jun 12, 2014
Messages
30,545
Office Version
365
Platform
Windows
Or with a helper column use
=IF(A2="",B1,A2)
 

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
Jun 12, 2014
Messages
30,545
Office Version
365
Platform
Windows
You're welcome & thanks for the feedback
 

Forum statistics

Threads
1,078,463
Messages
5,340,458
Members
399,376
Latest member
Tresfjording

Some videos you may like

This Week's Hot Topics

  • Problem with Radio Button's format control
    I am creating an employee evaluation template (a sample is below) Column A is the category Column B, C D, E and F will be ratings (unacceptable...
  • Last Display on userform to a Listbox
    [CODE=vba] lstdisplay.ColumnCount = 15 lstdisplay.RowSource = "A1:O600000" [/CODE] So when i do this it Displays everything on the sheet i am...
  • Rename and move files to a new location
    Dear all, I have an excel file with the following information. The actual file name is at column A but i want to rename it using the following...
  • Help with True/False Formula
    Hello! Am stumped how to fix this formula, in which my result returns 'True', but it should return False. =IF(AG2=True...
  • Clear extra characters from a provided range of cells
    Dear All, I have following code which gives me desired output to remove extra characters from a provided range. But it takes too much time when...
  • Help with Current and highest streaks
    Hi there, I've just joined the forum and this is my first post. I've already spent quite a bit of time searching the net and this forum for a...
Top