# Insert Rows in Excel Based on Cell Value with VBA (2 Methods)

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In this article, I’ll show you how you can insert rows in Excel based on cell value with VBA. You’ll learn to insert rows after each row, as well as after a fixed interval of rows.

Insert Rows Based On Cell Value with VBA in Excel (Quick View)

`Cells(2,3).EntireRow.Insert`

This line inserts a row above cell C2 (Row 2, Column 3).

## Insert Rows Based On Cell Value with VBA: 2 Methods

Here we’ve got a data set with the Sales Record of the Last 5 Months of a company.

We have the Week No, Number of Products sold, and the Total Sales of that week. Now we need to insert data below each week about each of the products sold in that week.

That’s why we need to insert empty rows above or below each week equal to the number of products sold in that week.

For example, below Week 1, there need to be 3 empty rows.

Below Week 2, there need to be 4 empty rows.

And so on.

Our objective today is to insert empty rows within this data set based on the cell value of the column Number of Products.

We’ll use VBA codes to accomplish this.

### 1. Insert Rows Based On Cell Value Above/Below Each Row with VBA in Excel

First of all, we’ll insert empty rows above or below each week based on the cell value of the column Number of Products.

You can use the following VBA code to execute this:

Code:

``````Sub Insert_Rows()

Column_Number = Int(InputBox("Number of the Column on Which the Cell Values Depend: "))

Above_or_Below = Int(InputBox("Enter 0 to Insert Rows Above Each Row." + vbNewLine + "OR" + vbNewLine + "Enter 1 to Insert Rows Below Each Row."))

Dim Count As Integer
Count = 0

For i = 1 To Selection.Rows.Count
For j = 1 To Int(Selection.Cells(i + Count, Column_Number))
Selection.Cells(i + Above_or_Below + Count, Column_Number).EntireRow.Insert
Count = Count + 1
Next j
Next i

End Sub``````

Note: This code produces a Macro called Insert_Rows.

Step by Step Procedure to Run the Code:

Step 1: Opening the VBA Window

Press ALT+F11 on your keyboard. The VBA window will open. Step 2: Inserting a New Module

Go to the Insert tab in the VBA window.

From the options available, select Module. Step 3: Entering the VBA Code

A new module window called “Module 1” will open.

Insert the given VBA code in the opened Module. Explanation of the Code:

• Sub Insert_Rows() starts a new Macro called Insert_Rows.
• Column_Number = Int(InputBox(“Number of the Column on Which the Cell Values Depend: “)) asks you to enter the number of the column of your selected range on which the cell values depend.
• Above_or_Below = Int(InputBox(“Enter 0 to Insert Rows Above Each Row.” + vbNewLine + “OR” + vbNewLine + “Enter 1 to Insert Rows Below Each Row.”)) asks you to enter a 0 to insert empty rows above each row, and 1 for below each row.
• Dim Count As Integer declares a new integer called Count.
• Count=0 sets the initial value of Count to 1.
• For i = 1 To Selection.Rows.Count starts an iteration number of times equal to the number of rows of your selected range.
• For j = 1 To Int(Selection.Cells(i + Count, Column_Number)) starts an iteration number of times equal to the value of the specific cell.
• Selection.Cells(i + Above_or_Below + Count, Column_Number).EntireRow.Insert inserts the required number of empty rows above or below each row.
• Count=Count+1 increases the value of Count as 1.
• Next j ends the 2nd for-loop.
• Next i ends the 1st for-loop.
• End Sub ends the Macro.

Step 4: Saving the Macro-Enabled Workbook

Save the workbook as Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook. Step 5: Selecting the Data Set

Select the range of cells within which you want to enter the rows. Here I’ve selected Step 6: Running the Macro

➤ Then press ALT+F8 on your keyboard.

➤ A dialogue box called Macro will open. Select Insert_Rows (The name of the Macro) and click on Run. Step 7: Entering the Inputs

You will get two Input Boxes. The 1st box will ask you to enter the number of the column on which the cell value depends.

For this example, it is 2 (Number of Products). The 2nd box will ask you to enter 0 to insert rows above each row. And 1 to insert rows below each row.

I want to enter rows below each row. So I’ve entered 1. Step 8: The Final Output!

Then click OK.

you will find empty rows inserted below each of your rows according to your need (Marked in light brown for visualizing). ### 2. Insert Rows Based On Cell Value After a Fixed Interval with VBA in Excel

Now we don’t want to enter empty rows after each row.

Rather we want to insert empty rows after a fixed interval of rows.

For example, let’s think that we want to enter empty rows after every 2 rows, depending on the value of the cell.

You can accomplish this using this VBA code:

Code:

``````Sub Insert_Rows_After_a_Fixed_Interval()

Column_Number = Int(InputBox("Number of the Column on Which the Cell Values Depend: "))

Above_or_Below = Int(InputBox("Enter 0 to Insert Rows Above Each Row." + vbNewLine + "OR" + vbNewLine + "Enter 1 to Insert Rows Below Each Row."))

Interval = Int(InputBox("Enter the Fixed Interval"))

Dim Count As Integer
Count = 0

For i = 1 To Selection.Rows.Count Step Interval
For j = 1 To Int(Selection.Cells(i + Count, Column_Number))
Selection.Cells(i + Above_or_Below + Count, Column_Number).EntireRow.Insert
Count = Count + 1
Next j
Next i

End Sub``````

Note: This code produces a Macro called Insert_Rows_After_a_Fixed_Interval.

Step by Step Procedure to Run the Code:

Step 1: The Initial Steps

Run Steps 1-4 of method 1 open the VBA window, insert a new module, insert this VBA code, and then save the workbook. Explanation of the Code:

The explanation of the code is the same as the earlier code.

Just in line 7, we have added the term step interval.

It forces the loop not to iterate through each row of the selected range, rather to iterate after a fixed number of rows called Interval.

Step 2: Selecting the Data Set

➤ Then come back to your worksheet.

➤ Select the range of cells within which you want to enter the rows. Here I’ve selected Step 3: Running the Macro

➤ Then press ALT+F8 on your keyboard.

➤ A dialogue box called Macro will open. Select Insert_Rows_After_A_Fixed_Interval (The name of the Macro) and click on Run. Step 4: Entering the Inputs

This time, you will get three Input Boxes. The 1st box will ask you to enter the number of the column on which the cell value depends.

For this example, it is 2 (Number of Products). The 2nd box will ask you to enter 0 to insert rows above each row. And 1 to insert rows below each row.

I want to enter rows below each row. So I’ve entered 1. And the 3rd box will ask you to enter the fixed interval. As I want to insert rows after every 2 rows, I have entered it as 2. Step 5: The Final Output!

Then click OK.

you will find empty rows inserted after every 2 rows depending on the cell value (Marked in light brown for visualizing). ## Conclusion

Using these methods, you can insert rows based on cell values within any dataset with VBA in Excel. Do you know any other method? Or do you have any problems? Feel free to ask us.

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1. Reply Thomas Saulnier Jul 28, 2022 at 11:43 PM

for the method described in Insert Rows Based On Cell Value Above/Below Each Row with VBA in Excel is it possible to amend the code to Add 2 extra blanks based on the value in the cell? so in your example Week 1 would have 5 blank lines insteady of 3?

• Reply Hello, THOMAS SAULNIER!

Sub Insert_Rows()
For rng = Cells(Rows.Count, “C”).End(xlUp).Row To 2 Step -1
For row_num = 2 To Cells(rng, “C”).Value + 3
Cells(rng + 1, “C”).EntireRow.Insert
Next row_num, rng
End Sub

2. Reply This did not work for my table.

3. Reply Hello, E!
Did you follow those steps properly? If any of those did not work, then try this out!

Sub Inert_rows()
Dim rng As Long
For rng = range(“C” & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row To 1 Step -1
With Cells(rng, 3)
If IsNumeric(.Value) And Not IsEmpty(.Value) Then
Rows(rng + 1).Resize(.Value).Insert
range(Replace(“G#:BW#”, “#”, rng)).Copy Destination:=range(“G” & rng + 1).Resize(.Value)
End If
End With
Next rng
End Sub

4. Reply Hi!
The macro from method #1 returns an error of “Runtime error -13. Type mismatch” on the line “For j = 1 To Int(Selection.Cells(i + Count, column_number))”

Do you know how to solve?

Thanks.

• Reply Hi Msirhc, thanks for reaching out. This actually happens because you haven’t typed the proper column in the first input box that shows up after running the code. The rows are inserted based on values, so if you select the first column (The week column), it won’t work, because that column contains text, not values. The second and third column of the dataset contain values. But the sales column contains irrelevant large values. So you should type 2 in the first input box if you want to use this dataset.

5. Reply Aishwarya Roy Sep 12, 2023 at 1:09 PM

Hi,

I want to add new rows with certain information using a cell value. Is that possible?
For eg. I have a row saying peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and i want the new rows to say 1. peanut butter, 2. jelly and 3. bread.

• Reply Lutfor Rahman Shimanto Sep 13, 2023 at 2:01 PM

Hello AISHWARYA ROY

Thanks for reaching out and posting your query with such clarity. You want to add new rows with certain information using a cell value. Some rows contain text that can be a mixture of three texts: peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You want to add the new rows accordingly and insert values like 1. Peanut butter, 2. Jelly and 3. Bread.

I am delighted to inform you that I have developed an Excel VBA procedure that will fulfil your requirements.

Navigate to Developer >> click on Visual Basic. Due to this, the VBA Editor window will appear.

1. Hover over Insert and click on Module.

2. Paste the following code and Run.

``````
Sub InsertRowsAndValues()

Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim i As Long
Dim cell As Range
Dim keywordCount As Integer

Set ws = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1")

For i = 2 To 100
Set cell = ws.Cells(i, "B")
keywordCount = 0

If InStr(1, cell.Value, "Peanut Butter", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
keywordCount = keywordCount + 1
End If

If InStr(1, cell.Value, "Jelly Sandwich", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
keywordCount = keywordCount + 1
End If

If InStr(1, cell.Value, "Bread", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
keywordCount = keywordCount + 1
End If

If keywordCount > 0 Then
ws.Rows(i + 1 & ":" & i + keywordCount).Insert Shift:=xlDown

For j = 1 To keywordCount
ws.Cells(i + j, "B").Value = j & ". " & Choose(j, "Peanut Butter", "Jelly Sandwich", "Bread")
Next j

i = i + keywordCount
End If
Next i

End Sub
`````` Finally, you will see an output like the following one. I am also attaching the solution workbook to help you understand better. Good luck!
WORKBOOK

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