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How to select all cells with data in Excel?

When data stays in discontinuous cells, how do you select and copy the data? It will waste a lot of time to select all discontinuous cells with data one by one, especially the data stay in nearly random order. The following tricky way will help you select call cells with data in selections quickly.

Select all cells with data excluding formulas with Go to Special command

Select all cells with data including formulas with VBA code

Select all cells with data including formulas with one click of Kutools for Excel


Select non blank cells at once:
With Kutools for Excel’s Select Nonblank Cells utility, you can quickly and easily select all cells with data just leave the blank cells unselecting.
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arrow blue right bubble Select all cells with data excluding formulas with Go to Special command


If there is not data calculated with formula, the Go to Special command can help you select all cells with data in selections easily.

Step 1: Select the range that you will work with, and then press F5 key to open the Go To dialog box.

Step 2: Click the Special button to get into Go To Special dialog box. Then check the Constants option, see screenshot:

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Step 3: Click OK, then you will see all cells with contents excluding the formula cells are selected.

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Note: This way is not able to select cells with formulas.


arrow blue right bubble Select all cells with data including formulas with VBA code

If you have cells filled with formulas, you can select all cells with data in selection with the following VBA code. Please do as this:

Step 1: Hold down the Alt + F11 keys in Excel to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Step 2: Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA code: select all cells with data including formulas

Sub SelectNotBlackRange()
'Update20131220
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
Dim OutRng As Range
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    If Rng.Value <> "" Then
        If OutRng Is Nothing Then
            Set OutRng = Rng
        Else
            Set OutRng = Union(OutRng, Rng)
        End If
    End If
Next
If Not OutRng Is Nothing Then
    OutRng.Select
End If
End Sub

Step 3: Then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box will pop out to tell you to select a range that you want to select the data cells.

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Step 4: After selecting the range, then click OK, and all the data cells including formulas in the range has been selected.

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arrow blue right bubble Select all cells with data including formulas with one click of Kutools for Excel

If you want to select the cells contain data both values and formulas with just fewer steps, here, I can introduce you an easy way, Kutools for Excel, with its Select Unblank Cells feature, you can select the data cells just a few clicks.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:( Free Download Kutools for Excel Now )

Step1: Select the range that you want to select only the data cells.

Step2: Click Kutools > Select > Select Nonblank Cells, and then all the cells with data have been selected at once, see screenshot:

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