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excel – Is there a way to not have a blank cell considered 0 in VBA?

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


New to vba and trying to do something very basic. I have a column full of numbers that also contains blank cells. When I try to do this If statement, Excel considers the blank cells as the value 0. I only want the cells with numbers to have the “Alerted Transaction” value, not the blank cells. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

If Columns("J").Value > 0 Then Columns("J").Value = "Alerted Transaction"
How to&Answers:

Define the range you want to check, loop each cell in the range and check for empty cells.

dim myWS As Worksheet
set myWS = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("myWorksheet")

With myWS
   Dim loopRange As Range
   set loopRange = .Range(.Cells(2,10),.Cells(.UsedRange.Rows.Count,10))
End with
dim currCell As Range
for each currCell in loopRange
   if currCell.Text<>vbNullString Then
      currCell.Offset(0,3).Value = "Alerted Transaction"
   end if

There are better ways to get the last populated cell in a column, but that is for another day 🙂


For Each c In Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("J1:J10").Cells 
    If Not IsEmpty(c.Value) Then c.Value = "Alert" 

As @BigBen pointed out, you probably don’t want to IsEmpty the whole column, this code checks Row 1 to Row 10 in Column J. You may adopt the code to your scenario accordingly.

See doc on IsEmpty and doc on For loop


You can check to see if a cell is empty by using the
IsEmpty function. I don’t really mess around with Excel so I don’t know how you would check a range of cells.