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# Excel trick for this task

Questions:

I’ve got a spreadsheet in excel with this rows:

``````       COLUMN
Value1.Value2.Value3
Value4.Value5.Value6
Value7.Value8.Value9
``````

In another spreadsheet I’ve got a simple list with names:

``````   COLUMN
Name1
Name2
Name3
``````

And,of course, this list is huge :).

So need to have the following spreasdsheet at the end:

``````       COLUMN

Value1.Name1.Value2.Value3
Value4.Name1.Value5.Value6
Value7.Name1.Value8.Value9
Value1.Name2.Value2.Value3
Value4.Name2.Value5.Value6
Value7.Name2.Value8.Value9
Value1.Name3.Value2.Value3
Value4.Name4.Value5.Value6
Value7.Name4.Value8.Value9
``````

I have to concatenate the names on the list with all the values on spreadsheet replicating them for ALL the names.

Is there a way of doing this process automatically? The manual process would take hours to be done and I think there’s a smarter way of doing that although I don’t know it! 🙂

There is always a “.” between the values.

Try this code. Using arrays would be much faster for huge list of names/values:

``````Sub test()
Dim arrVal As Variant
Dim arrNames As Variant
Dim arrRes As Variant
Dim v, n, k As Long

'change Sheet1 to suit
With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1")
arrVal = .Range("A1:A3")
arrNames = .Range("B1:B3")

ReDim arrRes(1 To UBound(arrVal) * UBound(arrNames), 1 To 1)
k = 1
For Each v In arrVal
For Each n In arrNames
arrRes(k, 1) = Left(v, InStr(1, v, ".")) & n & Mid(v, InStr(1, v, "."))
k = k + 1
Next
Next v

'change "c1" to start cell where to put new values
.Range("C1").Resize(UBound(arrRes, 1)) = arrRes
End With
End Sub
``````

Note:
If you don’t know exact addresses of “values” and “name” ranges, change this part

``````'change A1:A3 to values address
arrVal = .Range("A1:A3")
arrNames = .Range("B1:B3")
``````

to

``````'change A1:A to "values" address
arrVal = .Range("A1:A" & .Cells(.Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row)
arrNames = .Range("B1:B" & .Cells(.Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row)
``````

In that case “values” and “name” ranges starts from `A1` and `B1` accordingly and ends in the last non empty row in coumns `A` and `B` accordingly.

Result: And it is a good challenge to do it with formulas: 🙂 With this array formula in D1 and then copy down

``````=INDEX(LEFT(\$A\$1:\$A\$4;FIND(".";\$A\$1:\$A\$4))&TRANSPOSE(\$C\$1:\$C\$3)&RIGHT(\$A\$1:\$A\$4;LEN(\$A\$1:\$A\$4)-FIND(".";\$A\$1:\$A\$4)+1);1+INT((ROWS(\$D\$1:D1)-1)/ROWS(\$C\$1:\$C\$3));1+MOD(ROWS(\$D\$1:D1)-1;ROWS(\$C\$1:\$C\$3)))
``````

Depending on your regional settings you may need to replace field separator “;” by “,”

I think that could work.

``````    Const FIRST_TALBE = 4
Const SECOND_TABLE = 2

Sub makeTheJob()
For i = 1 To lastRow
l = Split(Cells(i, FIRST_TABLE), ".")
newvalue = l(0) & "." & Cells(i, SECOND_TABLE) & "." & l(1) & "." & l(2)
Debug.Print newvalue
Next i
End Sub
``````