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How to repeat a cell value until new value is seen or reached in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-06-17

As the left screenshot shown, you need to repeat the cell value until new value is seen or reached in a column in Excel. In this case, you need to repeat value A in the following blank cell until value B is reached, and repeat value B until value C is seen. How to achieve it? This article will help you.

Repeat a cell value until new value is seen or reached with formula
Repeat a cell value until new value is seen or reached with referencing value above
Repeat a cell value until new value is seen or reached with VBA code
Easily repeat a cell value until new value is seen or reached with only several clicks


Repeat a cell value until new value is seen or reached with formula

You can use formulas to repeat a cell value until new value is seen in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. In a new column, select a blank cell which is adjacent to the cell (E2) you need to repeat its value, then enter formula =E2 into the Formula Bar and press the Enter key. See screenshot:

2. Select the next cell (F3) in the help column, enter formula =IF(E3="",F2,E3) into the Formula Bar then press the Enter key.

3. Keep selecting cell F3, drag the Fill Handle down to repeat all cell values until new value is seen. See screenshot:


Easily repeat a cell value until new value is reached in Excel:

The Fill Blank Cells utility of Kutools for Excel can help you to repeat a cell value in a list until new value is seen or reached in Excel as the below screenshot shown.
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Repeat a cell value until new value is seen or reached with referencing value above

Besides the above formula, you can select all blank cells at first, and then reference all above values to fill the blank cells with shortcut keys.

1. Select the column you need to repeat cell value, then press the F5 key to open the Go To dialog box, then click Special button.

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

3. Now all blank cells in selected column are selected, please enter an equal sign =, press the up arrow key once, and then press the Ctrl + Enter keys simultaneously.

Then you can see the cell value in selected column is repeated until new value is seen as below screenshot:


Repeat a cell value until new value is seen or reached with VBA code

The following VBA code can also help you to repeat a cell value until new value is seen in a certain column in Excel.

1. Select the column range you need to repeat cell value until new value is seen, then 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 Module window.

VBA code: Repeat a cell value until new value is seen in Excel

Sub FillDown()
Dim xRng As Range
Dim xRows As Long, xCols As Long
Dim xRow As Integer, xCol As Integer
Set xRng = Selection
xCols = xRng.Columns.CountLarge
xRows = xRng.Rows.CountLarge
For xCol = 1 To xCols
  For xRow = 1 To xRows - 1
    If xRng.Cells(xRow, xCol) <> "" Then
      xRng.Cells(xRow, xCol) = xRng.Cells(xRow, xCol).Value
      If xRng.Cells(xRow + 1, xCol) = "" Then
        xRng.Cells(xRow + 1, xCol) = xRng.Cells(xRow, xCol).Value
      End If
    End If
  Next xRow
Next xCol
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. Then all blank cells in selected column range are filled with value above immediately.


Easily repeat a cell value until new value is seen or reached with only several clicks

This section will introduce the Fill Blank Cells utility of Kutools for Excel. With this utility, you can easily repeat cell value until new value is seen with only several clicks.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select the column range you need to repeat cell value, then click Kutools > Insert > Fill Blank Cells. See screenshot:

2. In the Fill Blank Cells dialog box, select the Based on values in the Fill with section, choose Down option in the Options section, and finally click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then all blank cells are filled with above cell values immediately as below screenshot shown.

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Demo: Easily repeat a cell value until new value is seen or reached with Kutools for Excel


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Once I changed the formula in step 2 for cell F3 to be =IF(E2="",F2,E2), it worked perfectly.
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Thanks a ton, this works just perfect!
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Thank you bro. It works
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Unter Office 365 (Excel 2016) funktioniert dieses Kutools for Excel nicht, um die Zellenwerte zu wiederholen und Excel hängt sich auf und reagiert nicht mehr
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Dim xRow As Long, xCol As Long
if you have a very large dataset
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Thanks a lot , fantastic
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