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Remove Blank Rows In Excel in 5 Easy Steps

data cleaning spreadsheet tips and tricks tutorial Mar 29, 2023

Do you need help deleting blank rows in Excel?

Blank rows can be annoying and make your data analysis much more complex than it needs to be. In this blog post, we'll discuss removing blank rows in Excel.

Read on as we cover the following:

  • How to remove rows containing one or more blank cells.

  • How to manually remove blank rows.

  • How to use the filter feature to remove rows in Excel.

  • Final thoughts on removing blank rows In Excel.

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Different Ways to Remove Blank Rows in Excel

Remove blank rows containing one or more blank cells.

  1. Select your data range, and In the Home tab, locate the Find & Select feature in Excel.Select the data range.

  1. From the Find & Select feature, select Go to Special.

    Select go to special.

  1. Select blanks in the Go To Special dialog box and click the OK button to find blank rows.

    Click Blanks.

  1. In the Home tab, under the cells group, select Delete and choose Delete Sheet Rows.Click delete sheet rows.

  1. Microsoft Excel will find and delete rows with empty cells within the data range.

    Removed blanks cells.


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Manually Remove Blank Rows.

There are two ways to remove blank rows manually:

  1. Select a blank row, right-click the row number, and click delete. This will delete the entire row.

    Click delete button.

  1. Select all the blank rows and press CTRL + Minus Sign "-" on your keyboard. 

    Select the rows with empty cells.


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Use the Filter feature to remove rows in Excel.

  1. Select your data range, including the blank cells, navigate to the Data tab, and click the Filter button under the Sort & Filter group.Click filter.

  1. Click any filters from the column headers. Tick Blanks, and click the OK button.

    Check Blanks.

  1. When the data range is filtered, it will leave only the blank cells.

    Select empty cells.

  1. Select the row with blank cells and press Ctrl + "-" to delete rows.

    Delete rows with empty cells.


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Final Thoughts on Removing Blank Rows In Excel

Removing blank rows in Excel is a great way to clean up a spreadsheet and make data easier to read; it makes the spreadsheet look better and helps filter data. Knowing how to remove blank rows is essential for anyone who works with spreadsheets regularly.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Remove Blank Rows In Excel:

Can I remove blank rows using the Filter Formula Function?

First, enter the function into one cell and watch as it automatically filters your data, creates columns, and eliminates empty spaces in the remaining cells. Its intuitive design ensures streamlined results with minimal effort required!

Can sorting my data range help to remove rows?

Yes, by pressing the sort command in ascending or descending order, all our blank rows will appear at the bottom through sorting, and we can remove them.

How can I remove blank rows but not empty cells in Excel?

  1. Go to the Home tab in the Editing group, and select the Find & Select option.

  2. Go to Special and click Blanks.

  3. Then, under the Home tab, go to the Cells group, click the Delete option, and choose Delete Sheet Rows.

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