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I have a spradsheet that I've formatted using merged cells. The spreadsheet has several columns. Into these columns I must enter raw data extracted from our SAP data base. The extraction worksheet has no merged cells. So bottom line, I have a column of say, 30 non-merged cells and I want to paste that column into my formatted spreadsheet that has 30 merged cells of thre cells a piece (90 cells total).

So far I have been unable to do this. If I've attached it correctly, the sample attached


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I did the following, and get an error message, that itself seems erroneous.

In the source sheet, i selected A9:G9, copied.
In the destination sheet, I selected A9:G9, and then "paste formatting"
In the source range, I selected the same cells, A9:G9, and copy
In the destination sheet, I selected A9:G9, and "paste values"

But, at "paste values" two error alerts come up (and the operation fails):

"The operation requires the merged cells to be the identical size"
"The information cannot be pasted because the copy area and the paste area are not the same size and shape"

Within the range, cells C9:D9 are merged. On the destination sheet, before i try to paste values, the cells that I am pasting into appear to be identically merged, if you just arrow by them, the cell highlighted is merged, and "Merge and Center" is highlighted in the ribbon.

So, I do not understand why i cannot paste in this case, since it would all appear to match up properly.

Upon further investigation, it appears that i cannot "paste values" with any cells along with the merged cell, in the same operation. If I only paste the merged cell alone, with "paste values" it works. But, if i add even one cell on either side, it fails in the same way, even though the selected paste region exactly matches the selected source region, in terms of what cell is merged.

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Both the source and the target contain some merged cells. When I try to do the paste, it complains that "this operation requires the merged cells to be identically sized".

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I have been able to repeat the behaviour with a very simple example. See the two attached sheets. Try pasting Values only of the range $B$2:$D$4 from either one to the other.

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