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How to duplicate rows based on cell value in a column?

For example, I have a range of data which contains a list of numbers in column D, and now, I want to duplicate the entire rows a number of times based on the numeric values in column D to get the following result. How could I copy the rows multiple times based on the cell values in Excel?

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Duplicate rows multiple times based on cell values with VBA code


arrow blue right bubble Duplicate rows multiple times based on cell values with VBA code

To copy and duplicate the entire rows multiple times based on the cell values, the following VBA code may help you, please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Duplicate rows multiple times based on cell value:

Sub CopyData()
'Updateby Extendoffice 20160922
    Dim xRow As Long
    Dim VInSertNum As Variant
    xRow = 1
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Do While (Cells(xRow, "A") <> "")
        VInSertNum = Cells(xRow, "D")
        If ((VInSertNum > 1) And IsNumeric(VInSertNum)) Then
           Range(Cells(xRow, "A"), Cells(xRow, "D")).Copy
           Range(Cells(xRow + 1, "A"), Cells(xRow + VInSertNum - 1, "D")).Select
           Selection.Insert Shift:=xlDown
           xRow = xRow + VInSertNum - 1
        End If
        xRow = xRow + 1
    Loop
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, the entire rows have been duplicated multiple times based on the cell value in column D as you need.

Note: In the above code, the letter A indicates the start column of your data range, and the letter D is the column letter that you want to duplicate the rows based on. Please change them to your need.


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    edongpark · 5 days ago
    Hi I have tried this but is there a way to consider if there are multiple criteria with the data I am duplicating
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    Gerard Gibbs · 5 days ago
    Lovely! Thank you. I wonder if anyone could give a hint on how I would incorporate a new column of information into the table (column E) that is a number of incrementing value for each copied row, 1, 2, 3, 4 etc... and then when it gets to the next item to be duplicated X times, it will start numbering again from 1 and increasing by 1 each time.
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    ISRA · 2 months ago
    there is any way we can add to eache repeated cell, a consecutive caracters? example
    KTE+0001

    KTE+0002
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    KAS · 4 months ago
    Is there a way to update the module to only duplicate new data? I'm working on an ongoing document and do not want the code to duplicate data that has been previously duplicated.
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    Gerardo Enrique Heras Araujo · 5 months ago
    hi, for me is no working, I want to remove letters and number duplicate is possible?