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How to move down to or select the next empty cell in a column in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-07-02

For a list of data mixed with blank cells, sometimes you may need to move down to select the empty cell for finish the list. In this article, we will show you method of selecting the next/first empty cell in a column in Excel.

Move down to or select the next empty cell in a column with VBA code


Move down to or select the next empty cell in a column with VBA code

As below screenshot shown, you need to move down to select the first blank cell in column A. Please achieve it with the following VBA code.

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

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Move down to or select the next/first empty cell in a column

Sub Macro2()
    On Error Resume Next
    Dim xCell As Range
    For Each xCell In ActiveSheet.Columns(1).Cells
        If Len(xCell) = 0 Then
            xCell.Select
            Exit For
        End If
    Next
End Sub

Note: Columns(1) means the blank cell you need to select locates in the first column (column A) of worksheet. You can change it as you need.

3. Press the F5 key to run the code, then the first blank cell in column A will be selected immediately.


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