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How to delete blank cells and move data left in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-05-27

In some cases, there may be some blank cells in your data range, and you want to delete the empty cells and then move the data left as below screenshot was shown, how can you quickly handle it without manually moving one by one? In this tutorial, I introduce a quick way to solve it in Excel.

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Delete blank cells and move left


Delete blank cells and move left

To delete blank cells and move left, you just need to select all blank cells and delete them then shift right.

1. Select the data range, press Ctrl + G to enable Go To dialog, and click Special. See screenshot:
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2. In the Go To Special dialog, check Blanks option, and click OK. See screenshot:
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3. All the empty cells have been selected in the range, right click at one of these blanks, and select Delete from the context menu. See screenshot:
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4. In the Delete dialog, check Shift cells left option, and click OK. See screenshot:
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Then the blank cells have been deleted and the data have been moved left. See screenshot:<br/

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