Removing only blank cells (not rows) in Google Sheets

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Could you please assist in a simple Google Sheets script to allow me to take a sheet that looks like this:

to automatically convert it with 1 click to this (ie - not to delete ROWS, but to delete and move up on empty cells only):

This sample as you requested:

function adder()
 {
   var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActive().getSheetByName('Sheet2');
   var lastRow = sheet.getLastRow(); 
   for (var i = 1; i < lastRow+1; i++){
     if((sheet.getRange('A'+(lastRow-i+1)).getValue()) + ""=="")
     {
       sheet.getRange('A'+(lastRow-i+1)).deleteCells(SpreadsheetApp.Dimension.ROWS);
     }

     //var valueB = sheet.getRange('B'+(lastRow-i+1)).getValue() + "";
     if((sheet.getRange('B'+(lastRow-i+1)).getValue())=="")
     {
       sheet.getRange('B'+(lastRow-i+1)).deleteCells(SpreadsheetApp.Dimension.ROWS);
     }

     //var valueC = sheet.getRange('C'+(lastRow-i+1)).getValue() + "";
     if((sheet.getRange('C'+(lastRow-i+1)).getValue())=="")
     {
       sheet.getRange('C'+(lastRow-i+1)).deleteCells(SpreadsheetApp.Dimension.ROWS);
     }
   }
 }  

How to Delete Empty Rows in Google Sheets (3 Easy Ways , This sample as you requested: function adder() { var sheet = SpreadsheetApp. getActive().getSheetByName('Sheet2'); var lastRow = sheet. If you’re using Google Sheets, you can use Filter to delete blank rows or blank cells in a column; this method also works in Excel. How To Delete Blank Cells in Excel using Go To Special 1.

use:

=ARRAYFORMULA({A1:C1; TRANSPOSE(SPLIT(TRANSPOSE(QUERY(A2:C,,999^99)), " "))})

Removing only blank cells (not rows) in Google Sheets, I have poorly formatted data with empty rows and columns. I would like to delete these empty cells and shift data to line up removing the blanks. Fire up Google Sheets in a browser and open a spreadsheet from which you want to remove a column or row. Highlight a cell in the row or column that you want to remove, right-click it, and then select either “Delete Row” or “Delete Column.” If you want to remove more than one row or column at a time, highlight as many cells as you want

You can use this method:

var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActive();
sheet.getRange('A12').deleteCells(SpreadsheetApp.Dimension.COLUMNS); // Cell left
sheet.getRange('A12').deleteCells(SpreadsheetApp.Dimension.ROWS);  //cell up

or

var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActive();
var range = sheet.getRange('A12');
range.deleteCells(SpreadsheetApp.Dimension.COLUMNS);
range.deleteCells(SpreadsheetApp.Dimension.ROWS);

you must iterate from last row, and then check one by one of your column A, B, C or others cells from bottom, if blank then do range.deleteCells(SpreadsheetApp.Dimension.ROWS);

Formula to remove blanks and shift data - Docs , Not to output a blank answer, but to just not take that value into consideration. As an example: In column B is the "days", which is simply 1, 2, 3, 4,� It only excludes ‘virgin’ blank cells. So it is perfect to count if not blank in Google Sheets. How to make a cell a virgin cell? Go to the cell that you want to make blank/virgin cell and hit the ‘delete’ button on your keyboard. The Countif function in cell E2 also returns the correct result and which is generally used by Google

How to make formulas ignore a cell until there is text in it?, in Google Sheets. The first method to delete empty rows in Google Sheets is by us Duration: 4:02 Posted: 13 Feb 2020 COUNTA function in Google Sheets counts all the cells that have any value or text string in it, and ignores the blank cells. For example, if you have a dataset as shown below and you want to count cells that are not blank, you can use the COUNTA function.

Delete Empty/Blank Rows in Google Sheets (2 Easy Ways), In this video, I 'll show you how to easily delete blank rows in Google Sheets. STEPS: 1 Duration: 2:15 Posted: 12 Oct 2019 Step 5: After that, we can see in our Excel sheet that this method only selected blank cells from our selected range of the table. So our first stage is completed, now let’s go to the second stage and delete these blank cells.

How To Delete Blank Rows in Google Sheets, I have three levels of hierarchical data in Google Spreadsheets that looks something like this: Let's say the sheet with the 'source data' is called Sheet1, then on the second sheet (where you want the level1 names), in cell A1 try: =filter (Sheet1!A:A; len(Sheet1!A:A)). and repeat for all the other sheets and ranges. Lock cells in Google Sheets. To restrict editing for specific cells in Google Sheets, you lock them. That way, only you or someone you add to the approved list can modify those cells. All people with permission to view and see them but not modify them. It’s a practical way to control who does what with your documents.

Comments
  • Thanks - but getting the following error: TypeError: Cannot call method "getLastRow" of null. (line 4).
  • this run in macro, but if you want to run as script, you must change the active spreadsheet
  • and sheet2 must be change to your actual sheet
  • This is excellent - works well. The only problem is that I need to do it daily - would there be a macro or some quick shortcut I can use to run this formula on another sheet and then paste back as plain text on the main sheet?
  • Additionally, some rows actually have spaces like "1x Product A", which causes it to split into 3 rows - "1x", "Product" and "A" on separate rows
  • @Alkit webapps.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers
  • Thanks - excuse my ignorance, but how do I get this to run now? I tried putting it in a function, but running the function does nothing. Also, not sure what your last line means? "you must iterate from last row, and then check one by one of your column A, B, C or others cells from bottom, if blank then do range.deleteCells(SpreadsheetApp.Dimension.ROWS);"
  • I will give you sample