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Hello Tom

Please can you help me once again?

I have a list of names in column "A" which are non contiguous.
They are located at(A5, A8, A11, A16, A19) respectively.
What I would like, is a macro to shift each name down. For example, A5 would go to A8, and A8 would go to A11 etc.
The bottom name (A19) will go back to the top (A5).
Thank you for your kind attention.


this worked for me as I understand the requirement:

Sub RotateNames()
Dim v As Variant, lb As Long, ub As Long
Dim i As Long, s As String
v = Array("A5", "A8", "A11", "A16", "A19")
lb = LBound(v)
ub = UBound(v)
s = Range(v(ub)).Value
For i = ub To lb + 1 Step -1
  Range(v(i)) = Range(v(i - 1))
Range(v(lb)) = s
End Sub

Be sure to test it on a copy of your data to insure it does what you want.

Tom Ogilvy

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