In case you are wondering how someone can find every nth item in a column. In this article we will learn how to return every n-th item from a list. We will use VBA code to find the result.
Question: I want a macro code to extract every nth value from a column. I am trying to pull values from one sheet / column into another sheet / column. I tried using many functions like OFFSET but not able to figure out the formula that can give the result.
Let us take an example of 100 values in column A & we want to find out every 10th value in column B
The sample values starting from cell A1 equal to 1 to cell A100 equal to 100; following is the snapshot of data in column A:
To get result, we need to follow the below steps to launch VB editor
Function INDEXN(InputRange As Range, N As Integer) As Variant ' returns every N-th item from InputRange' --- Comment ' select the desired target range for the function and' --- Comment ' enter as an array function with Ctrl+Shift+Enter.' --- Comment Dim ItemList() As Variant, c As Range, i As Long, iCount As Long i = 0 iCount = 0 ReDim ItemList(1 To InputRange.Cells.Count \ N) For Each c In InputRange i = i + 1 If i Mod N = 0 Then iCount = iCount + 1 On Error Resume Next ItemList(iCount) = c.Value On Error GoTo 0 End If Next c INDEXN = ItemList If InputRange.Rows.Count >= InputRange.Columns.Count Then INDEXN = Application.WorksheetFunction.Transpose(INDEXN) End If Erase ItemList End Function
Note: this is an array formula; hence, Ctrl + Shift + End keys must be pressed together
In this way, we can return every n-th item from one sheet to master sheet.
Conclusion: With the help of above User-Defined Function, we can have flexibility to find out every nth item from one sheet to another.
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