How To Transpose Data in Google Sheets : 3 Easy Steps

In this tutorial, we will learn, how to transpose data in Google sheets.

While working on Google sheets you might come across a situation where you need to transport data in google sheets. Manually transposing data in google sheets can be time-consuming.

Let’s find out How to transpose data in google sheets.

  • With the help of Transpose function.
  1. Open Google sheets document with your data.
  2. Select the Cell where you need the data to be transposed.
  3. Copy and paste the function =TRANSPOSE(array_or_range) to transpose and press Enter
  • With the help of Paste Special.

How to Transpose Data in Google Sheets : Step by Step Guide.

How do you flip columns and rows in sheets using Transpose function.

For example, we have the following data set.

how to transpose data in google sheets

When will transpose this data( flip columns and rows ) it will have Days in one Row and Sale in another Row.

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open Google sheets document with your data.

Step 2: Select the Cell where you need the data to be transposed.

Step 3: Copy and paste the following function to transpose and press enter.

=TRANSPOSE(array_or_range)

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Example :

=TRANSPOSE(A1:B8)

Adjust the array range as per your requirement

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Press enter

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How do you flip columns and rows in sheets Paste Special.

Step 1: Open Google Sheets and select the data to transpose.

Copy the data using mouse right-click or with a Keyboard shortcut ( CTRL+C)

Step 2: Identify and select the cell where you need the transposed data.

Step 3: Right-click on the new cell and Go to Paste Special, under Paste special click on Paste transpose.

It will transpose your data into the new cell.

We hope this tutorial on how to transpose data in google sheets was helpful.

How to transpose data in google sheets FAQs

What does transpose do in Google Sheets ?

Transpose function flips the rows and columns of an array or range of cells. It flips the rows and columns from vertical to horizontal and horizontal to vertical.

It uses the following syntax

=TRANSPOSE(array_or_range)
  • array_or_range inside the brackets is the array or range of cells whose rows and columns will be swapped.

How do I transpose columns to rows in Google Sheets? (How do you use TRANSPOSE function in sheets? )

You can transpose columns to rows in two ways

  1. Using function ” =TRANSPOSE(array_or_range) “
  2. Using paste special option.Right click on new cell->Paste Special->Pase Transposed

What is paste TRANSPOSE?

Paste Transpose is a feature in Google sheets under Paste special using which you can transpose(flip) a data set in a row into the column.

Why is transpose not working in Google Sheets?

Transpose will not work if the cells where you are trying to paste transposed data have some special character, text, or number.

You need to make sure that the cell is completely empty.

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