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How to copy data from single cells and paste them to merged cells?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2022-12-15

Sometimes, you may want to copy data from single cells and paste them into merged cells as below screenshot shown. But, when you copy and paste the data into merged cells with copy and paste features directly, a warning message “We can’t do that to a merged cell” will pop out. In this article, I will give a detailed explanation of this problem.

Copy data from single cells and paste them to merged cells

Please do with the following steps to complete this task:

Step1: Select the merged cells where you will paste the cell values, and then copy and paste the below formula into the formula bar:


Note: In the above formula, A2:A7 is the cells that you want to copy, and C2 is the first cell of the merged cells you want to paste the data.

Step2: After pasting the formula, press Ctrl + Enter keys together, and you will get the following error message. Just click the OK button.

Step3: After that, you will see the following result: zero values in the merged cell.

Step4: Next, please click File > Options to go to the Excel Options dialog box. Then, click Formulas tab from the left panel, and then, check Enable iterative calculation checkbox, see screenshot:

Step5: Finally, click OK button to close the dialog box. And now, you can see the unmerged cells have been copied to the merged cells as follows:

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