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Excel TRANSPOSE Function

We can use the Excel TRANSPOSE function to ‘flip’ the orientation of a given range or array. This function changes the horizontal range to vertical or vertical to horizontal range. To understand how the Excel TRANSPOSE function works, read this post to the end.

Figure 1: How to use Transpose function

General syntax of the formula

=TRANSPOSE (array)

Where;

  • Array- shows the array or range of value that you want to transpose

How the formula works

  • The function helps us to convert the vertical range of cells to horizontal range if cells
  • It also converts horizontal range of cells to vertical range of cells

How to use it

For the formula to work perfectly well, you need to enter it as an array formula, i.e. by pressing Control + Shift + Enter.

You need to specify the number of rows for the flipped range to be same as the column number in the original range.

Note that the first row becomes the first column, second row becomes second column and so on and so forth.

Example

Figure 2: Using TRANSPOSE function to flip range of values

Step 1: Prepare your data.

Step 2: Select the cells where you want the transposed data to appear. Note that the number of rows at the point where you want to put the Transposed values should be equal to the number of columns in the original.

Step 3: Enter the formula in the formula bar

Step 4: Press Enter in an array form i.e. Ctrl + Shift + Enter

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