# Excel send value to another cell

Doing calculations and settling regular records in Microsoft can be done by formulas in the Excel Office software. Sending values of a cell in Excel to target can be performed by column value copy and paste value to the target cell. In this article we will analyse a problem related to it.

## Example Issue

**Is it possible to send the value of a cell (copy and paste special) to another cell where the value would not be disturbed when the source value changes to '0'?**

My payroll calculator summary worksheet gets information from other worksheets each week within the Excel file and calculates the current week's payroll. The previous week had values, but now, during the current week, the cells for the previous week are 0.

My goal is to retain the previous week's values in another cell array so that I may have a running total for the month.

**Example:**

A3 has the formula:

=IF(A3='Payroll Calculator'!M2,VLOOKUP(H1,'Payroll Calculator'!$B$3:$M$28,8,FALSE),0)

That value needs to be posted to K3 but only if more than '0'. If A3 returns a value of '0' then any value greater than '0' that was previously posted in K3 would be left alone.

I have been easily doing this manually by simply copying the values that I want to save, then using the 'paste special' command and choosing 'values', pasted to the target. The 'skip blanks' does nothing. The macro:

Sub Macro1() ' ' Macro1 Macro ' ' Range("C3").Select ActiveWindow.ScrollRow = 10 Range("C3:I52").Select Selection.Copy Range("K3").Select Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks:= _ True, Transpose:=False Range("K3").Select Application.CutCopyMode = False End Sub

It overwrites the previous weeks' values with zeros whether I choose skip blanks or not.

I am working with the array A3:I54 and wish to copy and paste any values greater than '0' to K3:Q54 retaining any values that were previously posted in K3:Q54 that are greater than '0'.

## Solution

**This will compare column A with what is currently in column K...**

A1 compares the value in K1 A2 compares the value in K2 etc.

If column A is zero and column K is greater than zero, then keep the value in column K. Otherwise copy the value in column A to column K.

Sub Macro1() Dim j j = 3 Do Until Range("A" & j) = "" If Range("A" & j) = 0 Then Range("K" & j) = Range("K" & j) Else Range("K" & j) = Range("A" & j) End If j = j + 1 Loop End Sub

**To add multiple columns, make the macro look like "C:K":**

Sub Macro1() Dim j j = 3 Do Until Range("C" & j) = "" If Range("C" & j) = 0 Then Range("K" & j) = Range("K" & j) Else Range("K" & j) = Range("C" & j) End If If Range("D" & j) = 0 Then Range("L" & j) = Range("L" & j) Else Range("L" & j) = Range("D" & j) End If If Range("E" & j) = 0 Then Range("M" & j) = Range("M" & j) Else Range("M" & j) = Range("E" & j) End If If Range("F" & j) = 0 Then Range("N" & j) = Range("N" & j) Else Range("N" & j) = Range("F" & j) End If If Range("G" & j) = 0 Then Range("O" & j) = Range("O" & j) Else Range("O" & j) = Range("G" & j) End If If Range("H" & j) = 0 Then Range("P" & j) = Range("P" & j) Else Range("P" & j) = Range("H" & j) End If If Range("I" & j) = 0 Then Range("Q" & j) = Range("Q" & j) Else Range("Q" & j) = Range("I" & j) End If j = j + 1 Loop End Sub