# Removing blank cells with a formula

An example would be:

Cell A1 = Text 1

Cell A3 = Text 2

Cell A5 = Text 3

Cell A7 = Text 4

I would like to insert a formula in cell B1 and down that would result in:

Cell B1 = Text 1

Cell B2 = Text 2

Cell B3 = Text 3

Cell B4 = Text 4

Basically it removes any blank cells in column A

Thanks Answer

Thanks, it works on the example, but when I apply it to my actual range it doesn't work.  The formula is actually in J2:J256.  The range is in I2:I256.

Thanks a lot

I can't tell who you're replying to (MS browser issue).

If you're replying to me then enter this array formula in J2 and copy down as needed (until you get blanks):

=IF(ROWS(J\$2:J2)>COUNTA(I:I),"",INDEX(I:I,SMALL(IF(I\$2:I\$256<>"",ROW(I\$2:I\$256)),ROWS(J\$2:J2))))

** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT key then hit ENTER.

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Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

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Last updated January 10, 2021 Views 34,257 Applies to: