Copying might be a monotonous phase while using Excel. Using formulas can bring some life to this copy task. The agenda for todayâ€™s tutorial is how to use excel formula to copy the cell value to another cell in 5 suitable ways. You can use the formulas in any version of Excel.

Let us take a sample dataset for discussion. In this dataset, there are 5 personâ€™s **First Names**, **Last Names** and** Ages**.

Now using** Excel **formulas, we will copy cell value from this dataset to another cell.

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## 1. Copy Cell Value to Another Cell Using Cell Reference in Excel

We will see copying cell elements using** Cell Reference**. All you need to do is, go to the cell you want to insert the copy value. And write the **Cell Reference **of the cell you want to copy following an **Equal** (**=**) sign. Letâ€™s check the process below.

- First, select
**cell F5**and type this formula to extract the value of**cell B5**.

`=B5`

- Hit
**Enter**.

- Following, apply the same process in
**cell G5**with this formula.

`=C5`

- Similarly, copy the value of
**cell D5**to**cell H5**with this formula.

`=D5`

- Lastly, select the
**cell range F5:H5**and use the**Autofill**tool to copy the rest of the values from the dataset all at once.

## 2. Combining VALUE-CONCATENATE Functions to Copy Cell Value to Another

You can copy a cell value by combining **the CONCATENATE function** and **the VALUE function** as well. For this, go through the steps below.

- First, insert this formula in
**cell F5**.

`=IFERROR(VALUE(B5),CONCATENATE(B5))`

- Press
**Enter**.

**CONCATENATE**function is used to add strings together of

**cell B5**. then we used the

**VALUE**function to extract numerical values if any. Lastly, use

**the IFERROR function**to avoid any sort of error in the calculation.

- Now, apply a similar procedure in
**cell G5**.

`=IFERROR(VALUE(C5),CONCATENATE(C5))`

- Similarly, use this formula in
**cell H5**.

`=IFERROR(VALUE(D5),CONCATENATE(D5))`

- Finally, go through the same procedure for
**cell range F6:H10**and you will get the following output.

**Note:**You cannot use the

**CONCATENATE**or the

**VALUE**functions individually for this process. Because one extracts text string and the other one extracts numbers. This is why you need to combine them to get a wholesome solution for any kind of value.

## 3. Copying Cell Value with Excel VLOOKUP Function

You can also copy the cell value using **the VLOOKUP function**. Letâ€™s see how it works.

- First, insert this formula to extract the cell value of
**B5**to**cell F5**. Also, hit**Enter**.

`=VLOOKUP(B5,B5,1,FALSE)`

- Then, write the same formula for the first row of the
**Last Name**column, changing the**Cell Reference**values.

`=VLOOKUP(C5,C5,1,FALSE)`

- Similarly, apply this formula in
**cell H5**.

`=VLOOKUP(D5,D5,1,FALSE)`

**VLOOKUP**function is used to set the column of the range to look for the value, since our value will be at the start of our range we are using

**1**. Then for an exact match, we wrote

**FALSE**or

**0**.

- Finally, do the same for the rest of the cells to get this final output.

## 4. Copy Cell Value with HLOOKUP Function

Similar to the **VLOOKUP** function, you can do the task using **the HLOOKUP function** as well.

- First, type this formula in
**cell F5**.

`=HLOOKUP(B5,B5,1,FALSE)`

- Next, hit
**Enter**.

- Then, apply the same formula for the rest of the cells changing the cell reference.
- Finally, you will successfully copy cell values to another cell.

**HLOOKUP**function is used to set the column of the range to look for the value, since our value will be at the start of our range we are using

**1**. For an exact match, we typed

**FALSE**.

## 5. Excel Formula with INDEX-MATCH Functions to Copy Cell Value

You can use the combination of** the INDEX-MATCH functions** to fetch the value from a particular cell. Simply follow the steps below.

- First, insert this formula in
**cell F5**to copy the value of**cell B5**.

`=INDEX(B5,MATCH(B5,B5,0))`

- After that, press
**Enter**.

- Following, apply the same in
**cell G5**.

`=INDEX(C5,MATCH(C5,C5,0))`

- Lastly, type a similar formula in
**cell H5**changing cell reference to**D5**.

`=INDEX(D5,MATCH(D5,D5,0))`

**INDEX-MATCH**functions work as a dynamic array to look for the specific value both horizontally and vertically. Along with it, type

**0**for an

**exact match**.

- Finally, select
**cell range F5:H5**and use the**AutoFill**tool to get this final output.

## How to Copy Cell Value to Another Cell in Excel: Conventional Methods

**Microsoft Excel **also helps to copy cell values to another one with its conventional methods. These methods are applicable to any version of Excel.

### 1. Select Copy & Paste Options

This first method will guide you by using the copy and paste options in the excel ribbon.

- First, select
**cell B4**. - Next, on the
**Clipboard**section of the**Home**tab, click on**Copy.**

- Now, select the destination
**cell F4**. - Then, again on the
**Clipboard**section, you will find an option called**Paste**. - Here, click on the
**Paste**icon from the list of options.

- Thatâ€™s it, you will finally get the copied value.

- Apart from this, you can get the
**Copy**command by right-clicking on the source cell.

- Following, right-click on the destination cell and then you will find the
**Paste**command.

- You can try any of the copy-and-paste options.

### 2. Copy & Paste Between Two Cells

You can copy-paste a value inside two existing values. Letâ€™s explore the example.

- First, we copied and pasted the
**First Name**and**Age**to two adjacent cells. - Then, select and copy the cell having the title
**Last Name**. - Afterward, put the cursor to the right of most of the two adjacent cells and then right-click on the mouse.
- Here, click on
**Insert Copied Cells**.

- Next, the Insert dialogue box will open.
- In this box, select
**Shift cells right**and click**OK**.

- Finally, the value will be copied between two cells.

### 3. Apply Keyboard Shortcuts

You can copy and paste using keyboard shortcuts as well. To do the task, simply go through this process.

- First, select the
**cell range B5:D5**. - Then, hit
**Ctrl + C**on your keyboard to copy the cell.

- Afterward, simply go to the destination cell and hit
**Ctrl + V**to get the copied values.

## How to Copy Value to Another Cell with Excel VBA

We can copy the cell using the **VBA** code. **VBA** stands for **Visual Basic for Applications**. It is a programming language for Excel. Letâ€™s check the methods to apply VBA code for both a single cell and a range of cells.

### 1. Copy a Single Cell

Let us copy a single cell first with a VBA code. To do this, follow the instruction below.

- In the beginning, select
**cell B4**as we want to copy it.

- Then, inside the
**Developer**tab, select the**Visual Basic**option under the**Code**group.

- Next, under the
**Insert**option, select**Module**.

- Now, write the code here.

```
Sub Copy_SingleCell()
Selection.Copy
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 4).Range("A1").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
End Sub
```

**4**columns because we have set the

**Offset value**

**0**and

**4**.

**0**indicates no change of row, and

**4**indicates the change of

**4**columns. You can increase or decrease the value as you preferred.

- Afterward, click on the
**Run Sub**icon or press**F5**on your keyboard.

- Finally, it copied the cell and pasted at a difference of
**4**cells.

**Note:**To copy the value only (not format) you can apply this code.

```
Sub Copy_SingleCell()
Selection.Copy
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 4).Range("A1").Select
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
:=False, Transpose:=False
End Sub
```

### 2. Copy a Range of Cells

Similar to the copy of a single cell you can copy a range of cells as well using VBA. If you want to copy a range of cells then the code will be as follows:

```
Sub Copy_Range()
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
Selection.Copy
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 4).Range("A1").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
End Sub
```

Finally, you will find something similar to the image below.

## Additional Tips

If you want to copy a cell from another sheet all you need to do is insert the sheet name before the cell reference. For example, we wanted to get the value belonging to **cell B4** of the **INDEX-MATCH** sheet. therefore, the formula provides this solution.

**Note:**When you name your sheet with multiple words you need to mention the name within an

**Apostrophe**(

**)Â but for a single word name, this punctuation mark is not needed.**

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## Conclusion

Thatâ€™s all for the session. We tried to show you the process of how to use excel formula to copy the cell value to another cell in 5 suitable ways. Hope you will find this helpful. Feel free to comment if anything seems hard to understand.

I’ve been looking forever for a formula to copy the content of one cell into another one , but with no luck , until I found this page . Thank you , amazing content and so easy to understand it . You are doing an amazing job !!

Hi Alexa,

Thanks for your feedback.

Best regards

i don’t want to do it for one cell and then copy formula manually to another

imagine u have dataset 1000×1000 (u dont want to do it manually waste of nerves and time)

doesn’t work for chosen value in another cell like this with substitute value based on N5

for example

=INDEX(C:C=N5;MATCH(C:C=N5;C:C=N5;0)) – C…column date format populated

excel has stupid logic, most of functions doesn’t allow to operate like this

Hello, AHMED!

Thank you for your query. Regarding your query, you can use an array formula to accomplish this result.

Ctrl + Shift + Down arrowto select all required cells in a column.equal sign (=)and insert any of the formulas that are given in this article.Ctrl + Enter.Thus, all the cell values will be copied to all the desired cells in an instant.

I hope this solves your problem.

Regards,

Tanjim Reza