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last non empty cell in a column (2)

How can I find the last row in a range of cells that hold a formula, where the result of the formula is an actual value and not empty?

Say in a simplified way that the range of cells ("E1:E10") hold a formula referring to cells A1 through A10 as followed =IF("A1"="","","A1"). But only the cells A1 through A6 have a value filled in, so the result of the formula for cells E7 through E10 will be empty.

Trying to do it with:

lastRow = ActiveSheet.Range("E" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

results in lastRow having the value of 10. What I want is for the value of lastRow to be 6 in this example.

The actual code is way more complex than this so I can't just check for the last filled in Row of Column A, as the formulas refer to single cells on different sheets and are added dynamically.

I think that more elegant way than was provided by @D_Bester is to use find() option without looping through the range of cells:

Sub test()
    Dim cl As Range, i&
    Set cl = Range("E1:E" & Cells(Rows.Count, "E").End(xlUp).Row)
    i = cl.Find("*", , xlValues, , xlByRows, xlPrevious).Row
    Debug.Print "Last row with data: " & i
End Sub


Also, more shorter version of the code which was provided above is:

Sub test2()
    Debug.Print [E:E].Find("*", , xlValues, , xlByRows, xlPrevious).Row
End Sub

This should help you determine the last row containing a formula (in column A on sheet1 Sheet1):

lastRow  = Split(Split(Sheet1.Range("A:A").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas).Address, ",")(UBound(Split(Sheet1.Range("A:A").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas).Address, ","))), "$")(2)

SpecialCells is used to determine the range of all the cells containing a formula. This range is then parsed using Split. With Ubound the last of these cells is being retrieved. The result is being split again to extract the row number.