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How to select last cell with data in a row/column in Excel?

In Excel, you can use shortcuts—Ctrl + End to go to the last used cell of the active worksheet. But now if you want to select the last cell with data in a specified row or column, there are no direct methods can solve it. This tutorial will tell you some tricks to quickly select the last cell with data in a certain row or column in Excel.

Select last cell with data in a column with VBA

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arrow blue right bubble Select last cell with data in a column/row with VBA

In Excel, there are no else methods can help you to select last cell with data in a row or column except VBA code. But with the below VBA, you only can specify the location of the last cell in a column.

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

2. Click Insert > Module, then copy and paste below VBA code to the popping Module window.

VBA: Select last cell with data in a certain column.

Sub LastRowInOneColumn()
	'Updateby20150305
	Dim xLastRow As Long
	With Application.ActiveSheet
		xLastRow = .Cells(.Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row
	End With
	MsgBox xLastRow
End Sub

Note: The A in the code means it will find out the last cell with data in Column A, and you can change it based on your needs.

3. Press Run button or F5 key to running the VBA, then a dialog popped out to tell you where the last cell of the column in.

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arrow blue right bubble Select last cell with data in last column/row with Kutools for Excel

If you have installed Kutools for Excel in your computer, there is a feature called Select Last Cells, it can select the last cell with data in the last column or row.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

Enable the worksheet you want to select the last cell with data, and click Kutools > Select > Select Last Cells. See screenshot:

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If you want to select the last cell with data in the last row, you can apply Select Last Cells > Last Row. See screenshots:

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Select last cell with data in the last column, click Select Last Cells > Last Column. See screenshots:

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Click here for more information about Select Last Cells.


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