How to fill blank cells with 0 or other specific value in Excel?

Supposing you have a large worksheet which is populated with hundreds of blank cells, and now you would like to fill the blank cells with a specific value you like, such as the number of 0. Of course, you can fill them manually or copy and paste one by one, but this is not a good choice for filling large blank cells. Today, I will introduce you some quick tricks to solve this problem.

Fill blank cells with 0 or other specific value with Go To Special function

Fill blank cells with 0 or other specific value with VBA code

Fill blank cells with 0 or other specific value quickly with Kutools for Excel

Fill blank cells with value above / below / right / left with Kutools for Excel


Fill blank cells with 0 or any other specific values:

Kutools for Excel’s Fill Blank Cells feature can help you to fill blank cells with value above, with liner values, with specific values as you need.

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arrow blue right bubble Fill blank cells with 0 or other specific value with Go To Special function

With Go To Special function, you can fill blank cells with whatever values you want.

1. Select the range that you want to fill blank cells.

2. Click Home > Find & Select > Go To Special…to open the Go To Special dialog box. Then choose Blanks option from Select section. See screenshot:

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3. Then click OK. All of the blank cells will be selected. Please don’t do anything just input the number or text you want, and then press Ctrl + Enter keys together, and all of the blank cells have been filled with the text “null”. See screenshots:

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Of course you can fill these selected blank cells with the number of 0 too.


arrow blue right bubble Fill blank cells with 0 or other specific value with VBA code

Also you can apply the following VBA code to fill blank cells with specific value. Please do as follows:

1. Highlight the range contains multiple blank cells.

2. Click Developer > Visual Basic, a new Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window will be displayed, click Insert > Module, then copy and paste the following code into the Module:

Sub FillEmptyBlankCellWithValue()
Dim cell As Range
Dim InputValue As String
On Error Resume Next
InputValue = InputBox("Enter value that will fill empty cells in selection", _
"Fill Empty Cells")
For Each cell In Selection
If IsEmpty(cell) Then
cell.Value = InputValue
End If
Next
End Sub

3. Click doc-multiply-calculation-3 button to run the code, and a prompt box will appear. You can input any value into the blank box that you need. See screenshot:

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Tips: If you need to fill blank cells with the number of 0, you need to enter the 0 in this dialog box.

4. And then click OK to end this procedure. And the specified value has been inserted into the blank cells at once.


arrow blue right bubble Fill blank cells with 0 or other specific value quickly with Kutools for Excel

If you have installed Kutools for Excel, its Fill Blank Cells…function can help you to quickly and conveniently fill blank cells with values, with linear values or with fixed value.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Click Kutools > Insert > Fill Blank Cells, see screenshot:

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2. Select the range that you want to fill the blank cells, and in the Fill Blank Cells dialog box,check Fixed Value from the Fill With option and enter the specific value or text in the Filled Value box, see screenshot:

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3. Then click OK or Apply. All of the blank cells have been filled with the specified value. see screenshots:

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arrow blue right bubble Fill blank cells with value above / below / right / left with Kutools for Excel

If you want to fill the blank cells with value above or below, the Kutools for Excel’s Fill Blank Cells also can do you a favor. Please do as follows:

1. Select the data range that you want to fill the blanks with value above, and enable the Fill Blank Cells feature.

2. In the Fill Blank Cells dialog box, select Based on values option under the Fill with section, and then choose the options that you want to fill the blank cells, you can fill them down, up, right and left as you need, see screenshot:

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3. And then click Ok or Apply button, and the blank cells have been filled with the data above, see screenshots:

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Comments  

Permalink 0 Norfolk
For larger areas use the .specicalcells method;

Sub FillEmptyBlankCellWithValue()
'Fill an empty or blank cell in selection
'with value specified in InputBox
Dim cell As Range
Dim InputValue As String
On Error Resume Next
'Prompt for value to fill empty cells in selection
InputValue = 0 'InputBox("Ente r value that will fill empty cells in selection", _
"Fill Empty Cells")
'Test for empty cell. If empty, fill cell with value given
If Selection.Cells .Count = 1 Then Exit Sub
With Selection
.Cells.SpecialC ells(xlCellType Blanks).Select
With Selection
.Cells.Value = 0
End With
End With
'For Each cell In Selection
'If IsEmpty(cell) Then
'cell.Value = InputValue
'End If
'Next
End Sub
2013-10-22 03:23 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +4 Sherri
Thank you for this - Using Go To Special function to fill blank cells with 0 or other specific value :lol:
2013-10-30 20:25 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +2 Karthik Srinivasan
Thank you for the tutorial. Really helpful.
2013-12-09 11:51 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -4 Smithe646
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2014-06-02 14:58 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -1 Anand
its very easy and productive by using Go To Special function .
Thanks... :-)
2014-10-10 08:26 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Tara
Perfect instructions, very easy to follow, saved me loads of time cleaning up several sheets. Thank you!
2014-11-10 19:37 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Sophie
Amazing! Thank you! Saved me SO much time! Had to fill many many blanks with 0s to correctly analyse my data, life saver!
2015-05-02 00:43 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 omer
Thanks for the tips.
I Also wanna thank my private genius Ohad!
2015-05-05 08:18 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Kristine
So helpful! Saved me so much time! Thank you!!
2015-05-16 20:57 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Per
Is there a way to stop this when reaching two blank cells in column "A"?


Sub Test()
'This macro will fill all "blank" cells with the text "Test"
'When no range is selected, it starts at A1 until the last used row/column
'When a range is selected prior, only the blank cell in the range will be used.
On Error GoTo ErrHandler:
Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).FormulaR1C1 = "Test"
Exit Sub
ErrHandler:
MsgBox "No blank cells found", vbDefaultButton 1, Error
Resume Next
End Sub
2015-06-11 22:26 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Sandeep Thopte
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2015-08-06 08:34 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Shiva
These tools are very useful. I really wonder about the solutions provided by them. It will save lot of time. Thanks.
2015-09-02 08:43 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Debbie
Thank you very much for the tutorial on: How to fill blank cells with 0 or other specific value in Excel? Was a life-saver in this large workbook Im pressed for time with. It was easy to follow. I would note that not all Excel books have quite the same ribbon labels, ie Find & Select or Edit. I came across: "Go To Special" Shortcut: ctrl + g. Someone else might find useful as well.
2015-11-19 19:24 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 nara
thank you so much. The trick is really good!!!
2015-12-28 00:57 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 son
it's very useful.
Thank you so much!!!
2016-01-30 02:26 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 adib
Hi
I have problem with inserting specific values existing in a column like (A), to blank cells of another column like (B), automatically.
because of so many rows, the manual cell filling is very difficult. if possible, please help me. a very short example of my data as follow:
A B
3 --
9 86
9 87
17 --
45 --
102
104
210
--
215
--
2016-06-13 00:58 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Sarband
Hi
It's very useful.
Thank you very much.
2016-07-15 18:00 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Morgan
How would you be able to replicate this within a file containing multiple worksheets - so that it can fill in the blanks of multiple (or all) the worksheets at the same time?
2016-09-14 16:10 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Latifur Rofik
boss, for example i make template with excel
in the template there is no empty field,
evidently after i download the template i found field with empty value
nah.... my question
how if i will insert the empty value with '0' but thats automatic from the template
thankssss boss your answer very help me please
2016-11-16 04:42 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 ghazale
thanks a lot for saving the time :)
2017-02-08 16:34 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Yogesh
Thanks.. Much useful..
2017-02-11 17:08 Reply Reply with quote Quote

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