Return first non blank cell from a given point


Board Regular
Oct 28, 2009
In Excel 2003, I am using the following formula to return a time:


I need to modify the above formula to look for the first non blank cell above that point. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks, Kenny

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MrExcel MVP
Sep 6, 2002
I'm a tad confused - presumably you're saying the first non-blank above the range returned by the OFFSET ?

I base the above on the fact that the existing function is finding the first non-blank in BW range so by definition there are no non-blanks above that cell (other than perhaps in BW1:BW4)

If so... perhaps you could use:


The above assume BR5:BR24 contain numerics - based on Time comment

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