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How to delete rows if cells are blank in a long list in Excel?

For example, we copy data from a webpage, and need to delete invalid data based on blank cells in a specific column. Normally we can select a row and then delete it manually, but it will take a long time if there are too many blank cells. Here I will introduce a couple of ways to easily delete rows if cells are blank in a long list in Excel.

Delete rows if cells are blank in Excel with Go To Special command

Delete rows if cells are blank in Excel with VBA Macro

Delete rows if cells contain specific value/data in a long list/column

Select entire row/column if cell values match certain value in Excel

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If your data listed in only one column in Excel, you can delete rows if cells are blank in the specific list/column with the Go To Special command as following steps:

1. Select the column where if cells are blank you will delete rows of these blank cells, and click the Home > Find & Select > Go To Special.

2. In the Go To Special dialog box, check the Blanks option and click the OK button. See screenshot above:

Then all blank cells in the selected column are selected immediately.

3. Right click these selected blank cells, and select the Delete from the right-clicking menu.

Step 4: In the throwing out Delete dialog box, check the Entire row option, and click the OK button.

Now the entire rows of all blank cells in the selected column are deleted.


In this section, we will provide you the VBA macro to delete rows if cells are blank in Excel.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Insert a module with clicking the Insert > Module, and paste the following VBA Macro into the module.

VBA: Delete entire row if cells are blank in a column

Sub DeleteBlackCell()
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)
Set WorkRng = WorkRng.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks)
If Err = 0 Then
WorkRng.EntireRow.Delete
End If
End Sub
3. Press the F5 key or click the Run button to run this VBA macro

4. In the throwing our KutoolsforExcel dialog box, select and specify the column in which you want to delete entire rows if cells are blank, and click the OK button.

Now only if the cells in the specific column are blank, the rows that these blank cells are in will be deleted at once.


Sometimes you may need to delete entire rows if cells in the specified column contain certain content. In this case, you can apply Kutools for Excel’s Select Specific Cells utility to solve it easily in Excel.

1. Select the column where if cells contain specified content you will delete corresponding rows, and click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells.

2. In the opening Select Specific Cells dialog box, see screenshot above:

(1) Check the Entire rows option in the Selection type section;

(2) Select the Contains from the first drop down list in the Specific type section;

(3) Type the certain content into the following box.

(4) Click the Ok button.

3. Then a dialog box pops out and shows you how many rows have been selected. Click the OK button to close it.

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4. Right click one of selected row and select Delete from the right-clicking menu.

And then all selected rows are deleted at once. See screenshot:


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