How to Switch Rows and Columns in Excel (the Easy Way)

How to Switch Rows and Columns in Excel

If you’d like to see the easiest way how to switch rows and columns in Excel, you’re in the right place!

Just keep reading!

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To switch rows and columns in Excel, select the area you want to switch in the first place. Right-click on the selected part and click on ‘Copy’.

How to Switch Rows and Columns in Excel (the Easy Way) - select area with data

After that, click on the cell where you want to place the upper left-hand corner of the area that will contain the switched rows and columns.

Here, for example, we can click on the cell E2. Do a right-click and select ‘Paste Special’ and then ‘Paste Special’ again.

How to Switch Rows and Columns in Excel (the Easy Way) - what is the way of switching rows in Excel

Right there you’ll find the function ‘Transpose’ which can switch rows and columns of a table.

How to Switch Rows and Columns in Excel (the Easy Way) - how to use transpose function

Select this function, hit OK and that’s it! A copy of the original data table has been created with its rows and columns switched.

How to Switch Rows and Columns in Excel (the Easy Way) - switched rows in Excel

Remember, though, that this ‘Transpose’ function is static, which means that if you decide to change a value in the source table, for instance in the cell C3, the value in the switched table, in this case the cell F3, will stay unchanged.

How to Switch Rows and Columns in Excel (the Easy Way) - static function of Excel

And here comes a question for you – is the static way of transposing data what you’re looking for or would you like to know more and learn how to switch rows and columns dynamically?

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