How to find first blank cells in column in Excel?

For a list of data, there may be populated with some blank cells. For finding the first blank cell in the selected range of the column, please browse the below tutorial for more details.

Find first blank cell in column with formula
Find first blank cell in column with VBA code


Find first blank cell in column with formula

In this section, we will show you how to find the first blank cell in column with formula. Take below list of data as example, please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell for displaying the result.

2. Copy and paste formula =MIN(IF(A1:A23="",ROW(A1:A23))) into the Formula Bar, then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys on your keyboard. See screenshot:

Note: Please change the range in the formula to your own range.

Then you will get a row number showing in the selected cell. As your specified range is in the A column, based on the number it displayed, it means that the first blank cell is A16.


Find first blank cell in column with VBA code

Besides the formula, you can also find first blank cell in column with VBA code. Please do as follows.

1. Press Alt + A11 at the same time to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, double click the current using worksheet name in the left bar to open the code editor.

3. Copy and paste the following VBA code into the editor.

VBA code: find first blank cell in column

Sub Findfirstblankcell()
	Dim Rng As Range
	Dim WorkRng As Range
	On Error Resume Next
	xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
	Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
	Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type: = 8)
	For Each Rng In WorkRng
		If Rng.Value = "" Then
			MsgBox "No Value, in " & Rng.Address
		End If
	Next
End Sub

4. Click the Run button or press the F5 key to run the code.

5. After running the code, a KutoolsforExcel dialog box pops up, please select the range you want to find the first blank cell, then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then a dialog box pops up with the address of the first blank cell in the specified column listed inside.

Note: If there are other blank cells in the selected range, the above dialog box will keep popping up until it finish finding all blank cells in the range.


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    Nomad · 3 years ago
    Doesn't work with Office 2016