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**

➤ Return to your worksheet.

➤ **Select the range of cells** within which you want to enter the rows. Here I’ve selected

**B4:D8** (Without **Column Headers**).

**⧪**** 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).

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**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

**B4:D8** (Without **Column Headers**).

**⧪**** 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).

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**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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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?

Hello, THOMAS SAULNIER!

Yes! you can add 2 extra blank cells. For this, follow the code below. Hope this will help you!

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

This did not work for my table.

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

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.

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.

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.

Hello

AISHWARYA ROYThanks 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 VBAprocedure that will fulfil your requirements.Navigate to

Developer>> click onVisual Basic.Due to this, the VBA Editor window will appear.

Finally, you will see an output like the following one.

I am also attaching the solution workbook to help you understand better. Good luck!

WORKBOOKRegards

Lutfor Rahman Shimanto