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How to delete blank cells and shift data up in Excel?

For a list which contains blank cells, you may want to shift all data up for getting rid of all blank cells. This article shows you three methods of deleting blank cells and shift data up in Excel.

Delete blank cells and shift data up with hiding all blank cells

Delete blank cells and shift data up with Kutools for Excel

Delete all blank rows with Kutools for Excel


Quickly delete all blank rows and shift data up in Excel:

The Delete Blank Rows utility of Kutools for Excel helps quickly delete all blank rows in a selected range, active sheet, selected sheets as well as all sheets in the workbook. After deleting the blank rows, all data will be shifted up as below see screenshot showed:

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Delete blank cells and shift data up with hiding all blank cells


You can hide all blank cells in a list with Filter feature in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Select the list with blank cells you want to hide, and then click Data > Filter.

2. Click the drop-down arrow in the list, uncheck the Blanks box, and then click the OK button.

Then all blank cells in selected list are hidden immediately.


Delete blank cells and shift data up with Kutools for Excel

If you don’t want to hide the blank cells, here we introduce the Select Nonblank Cells utility, after free installing Kutools for Excel  , you can easily select all nonblank cells in a list, and then copy and paste these cells to a new column for skipping the blanks.

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1. Select the list with blank cells you want to remove, then click Kutools > Select > Select Nonblank Cells. See screenshot:

2. Then a dialog box pops up to tell you how many cells are selected, click the OK button.

3. Keep selecting cells, copy them with pressing Ctrl + C keys simultaneously, select a blank cell in a new column, press Ctrl + V to paste all selected nonblank cells.


Delete all blank rows with Kutools for Excel

Besides, you can directly delete all blank rows in a range in Excel. Please do as follows.

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1. Select the list with blank rows you want to delete, then click Kutools > Delete > Delete Blank Rows > In Selected Range. See screenshot:

Note: You can delete all blank rows at once in selected range, active sheet, selected or all sheets in Excel.

2. Then a dialog box pops up to tell you how many blank rows have been deleted. Please click the OK button.

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