Adding a column to use as 0s and 1s is a great idea.

I'm having trouble trying to create a formula that would flip the 0s and 1s though.

Currently I have data in B3 and I need from B3 until B8 to remain white. At B9 is a new piece of data, and I need from B9 to B14 to be shaded (which I'll use conditional formatting for), and then at B15 to etc... to be white, back to shaded, etc...

So I need a statement that will keep the column at a '1' from a cell that has data, the following empty cells, and then flip to '0' when it sees a cell with another piece of data.