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Excel Columns to Rows

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by drdrew1469, Mar 8, 2004.

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  1. drdrew1469

    drdrew1469 Thread Starter

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    I have formulas that has the data setup in rows (input). The next sheet is formulas that are in columns referencing these individual rows (output). When column A's formulas are dragged to column B, the references change as expected but to Sheet1!B1 rather than Sheet1!A2 (back to the rows). I think I 've done this before, but can't for the life of me remember how. Help me please and I'll be your best friend! (hey, it's the best I can do).

    thanks,

    drew
     
  2. putasolution

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    Select all the cells involved

    Right click anywhere on your selection and from the menu that pops up choose Copy

    Click in the cell where you want the list to begin then Right click and from the menu choose Paste special you will now see another menu.

    At the bottom right hand side of this menu, Select Transpose.

    That's it your list will now run across the page instead of down
     
  3. XL Guru

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    Paste Special - Transpose will transpose the values but lose the links. In case you need to retain them, try this ;

    Select A1:C2 of Sheet1. Type

    =ROW()*COLUMN()

    , then press CTRL+Enter (this is just for the purpose of generating some numbers with formulas).

    Select A1:B3 of Sheet2. Type

    =TRANSPOSE(Sheet1!A1:C2)

    , press CTRL+Shift+Enter (this is an array formula, it will display in the formula bar wrapped with curly brackets {}).

    Back on Sheet1, reselect A1:C2 and drag this range to the left one column. The values will update, check the outcome on Sheet2.

    HTH,
    Andy
     
  4. drdrew1469

    drdrew1469 Thread Starter

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    All work no coffee makes drew a dull boy. Thanks for the help, both of you. I was trying to remember if there was a way to "Transpose on the fly" (ie, drag a formula across columns and have the row value change and vise~versa). Either of these will do what I need though, thanks. :) Mmm...there's my coffee...all better.

    thanks,

    drew
     
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