If you are looking for some of the easiest ways to convert multiple rows to columns in Excel, then you will find this article helpful.

In the sample dataset that we will use to demonstrate the methods, we have some records of sales for some products for the months from *January *to *May*. Let’s convert the rows into columns so that we can visualize the months as column headers.

We have used *Microsoft Excel 365* version here, but you can use any other versions according to your convenience.

### Method 1 – Using the Transpose Option

We can use the **Transpose **option within *Paste options *to convert the following multiple rows into columns easily.

**Steps**:

- Copy the whole range of the dataset by pressing
**CTRL+C**.

- Choose the cell where you want to have the output,
*Right-click*on your mouse, and select the**Transpose**option from the**Paste Options**.

The data is transposed, which means the rows are converted into columns.

**Read More: **How to Transpose Multiple Columns to Rows in Excel

### Method 2 – Using the TRANSPOSE Function

We can use an array function, **the TRANSPOSE function**, to convert multiple rows into multiple columns. To gather the data, we have also formatted another table below the main dataset.

**Steps**:

- Enter the following formula in cell
**B10**:

`=TRANSPOSE(B3:E8)`

Here, **TRANSPOSE **will change the rows of the range **B3:E8 **into columns simultaneously.

- Press
**ENTER**. *

The conversion of the rows into columns is performed, like in the following figure.

** Press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER instead of ENTER for other versions except for Microsoft Excel 365*.

### Method 3 – Using INDIRECT and ADDRESS Functions

We can use the **INDIRECT**, **ADDRESS**, **ROW**, and **COLUMN** functions to transform our rows into columns.

**Steps**:

- Use the following formula in cell
**B10**:

`=INDIRECT(ADDRESS(COLUMN(B3) - COLUMN($B$3) + ROW($B$3), ROW(B3) - ROW($B$3) + COLUMN($B$3)))`

Here, **B3 **is the starting cell of the main dataset.

`COLUMN(B3)`

→`returns the column number of cell`

`B3`

**Output →**2

`COLUMN($B$3)`

→`returns the column number of cell`

`$B$3`

`(the absolute referencing will fix this cell)`

**Output →**2

`ROW($B$3)`

→`returns the row number of cell`

`$B$3`

`(the absolute referencing will fix this cell)`

**Output →**3

`ROW(B3) →`

`returns the row number of cell`

`B3`

**Output →**3

becomes`COLUMN(B3) - COLUMN($B$3) + ROW($B$3)`

**2-2+3 → 3**

becomes`ROW(B3) - ROW($B$3) + COLUMN($B$3)`

**3-3+2 → 2**

becomes`ADDRESS(COLUMN(B3) - COLUMN($B$3) + ROW($B$3), ROW(B3) - ROW($B$3) + COLUMN($B$3))`

`ADDRESS(3, 2) →`

`returns the reference at the intersection point of`

`Row 3`

`and`

`Column 2`

**Output →**$B$3

becomes`INDIRECT(ADDRESS(COLUMN(B3) - COLUMN($B$3) + ROW($B$3), ROW(B3) - ROW($B$3) + COLUMN($B$3)))`

returns the value of the cell`INDIRECT(“$B$3”)`

→**$B$3**.

**Output →**Month

- Press
**ENTER**. - Drag the
**Fill Handle**tool to the right side and down.

The formula will change multiple rows of the main dataset into multiple columns.

### Method 4 – Using the INDEX Function

We can also use the combination of the **INDEX**, **COLUMN**, and **ROW **functions.

**Steps**:

- Apply the following formula in cell
**B10**.

`=INDEX($B$3:$E$8,COLUMN(A1),ROW(A1))`

Here, **$B$3:$E$8 **is the range of the dataset, and **A1 **is used to get the first row and column number of this dataset. We use the **column number** for the *row number* argument and **row number** as the *column number* argument to change the rows into columns easily by feeding these values into the **INDEX function**.

- Press
**ENTER**. - Drag the
**Fill Handle**tool to the right side and down.

We get the conversion of the rows into columns like in the following figure.

### Method 5 – Using the INDEX-MATCH Formula

**Steps**:

- Transpose the first column as the first row of the new table manually.

- Enter the following formula in cell
**B11**:

`=INDEX($C$3:$C$8,MATCH(B$10,$B$3:$B$8,0))`

Here, **$C$3:$C$8 **is the second column of the dataset, and **$B$3:$B$8 **is the first column of the dataset.

becomes`MATCH(B$10,$B$3:$B$8,0)`

returns the row index number of the cell with a string`MATCH(“Month”,$B$3:$B$8,0)`

→*Month*in the range**$B$3:$B$8**

**Output →**1

becomes`INDEX($C$3:$C$8,MATCH(B$10,$B$3:$B$8,0))`

returns the first value of the range`INDEX($C$3:$C$8,1)`

→**$C$3:$C$8**

**Output →**Orange

- Press
**ENTER**and drag the**Fill Handle**tool to the right side.

We will get the second column of the main dataset as the second row.

- Similarly, apply the following formulas to finish the rest of the conversion:

`=INDEX($D$3:$D$8,MATCH(B$10,$B$3:$B$8,0))`

`=INDEX($E$3:$E$8,MATCH(B$10,$B$3:$B$8,0))`

We get all of the rows of the first dataset as the columns in the second dataset.

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### Method 6 – Using the VLOOKUP Function

**Steps**:

- Transpose the first column as the first row of the new dataset manually.

- Enter the following formula in cell
**B11**:

`=VLOOKUP(B$10,$B$3:$E$8,2,FALSE)`

Here, **$B$3:$E$8 **is the range of the dataset, **B$10 **is the lookup value, and **2 **is for looking at the value in the second column of the dataset.

- Press
**ENTER**and drag the**Fill Handle**tool to the right side.

We get the second column of the main dataset as the second row.

- In the same way, use the formulas given below to complete the rest of the conversion:

`=VLOOKUP(B$10,$B$3:$E$8,3, FALSE)`

`=VLOOKUP(B$10,$B$3:$E$8,4, FALSE)`

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### Method 7 – Using Power Query

To use the **Power Query** to transpose multiple rows into columns easily, we have to add an extra row at the beginning of the dataset because **Power Query **will not transform the first row as a column, as it considers it as the header.

**Steps**:

- Go to the
**Data**Tab >>**Get & Transform Data**Group >>**From Table/Range**Option.

The **Create Table **wizard will appear.

- Select the data range.
- Click on the
option.*My table has headers* - Press
**OK**.

The ** Power Query Editor **window will appear.

- Select all of the columns of the dataset by pressing
**CTRL**and*Left-Clicking*on your mouse at the same time*.* - Go to the
**Transform**Tab >>**Transpose**Option.

We can make the first row of our dataset the header too.

- Go to the
**Transform**Tab >>**Use First Row as Headers**Group >>**Use First Row as Headers**Option.

We get the transformed columns from the rows of the main dataset.

- To close this window, go to the
**Home**Tab >>**Close & Load**Group >>**Close & Load**Option.

The table in the ** Power Query Editor **window will be loaded to a new sheet named

**.**

*Table5*### Method 8 – Using VBA Code

We can use a VBA code to convert multiple rows into columns.

**Steps**:

- Go to the
**Developer**Tab >>**Visual Basic**Option.

The **Visual Basic Editor **will open up.

- Go to the
**Insert**Tab >>**Module**Option.

A **Module** will be created.

- Enter the following code:

```
Sub conversionofmultiplerows()
Dim multiple_rows_range, multiple_columns_range As Range
Set multiple_rows_range = Application.InputBox( _
Prompt:="Choose the range of rows", Title:="Microsoft Excel", Type:=8)
Set multiple_columns_range = Application.InputBox( _
Prompt:="Choose the destination cell", Title:="Microsoft Excel", _
Type:=8)
multiple_rows_range.Copy
multiple_columns_range.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteAll, Operation:=xlNone, _
SkipBlanks:=False, Transpose:=True
End Sub
```

Here, we have declared **multiple_rows_range**, and **multiple_columns_range** as **Range**, and they are set to the range which we will select through the *Input Boxes *by using the **InputBox** method.

Then, we will copy the main dataset **multiple_rows_range **and paste it as transposed in the destination cell **multiple_columns_range**.

- Press
**F5**.

An input box will pop up.

- Select the range of the dataset
**$B$3:$E$8**in the**Choose the range of rows**box and press**OK**.

Another input box will pop up.

- Select the destination cell
**$B$10**where you want to have the transposed dataset and press**OK**.

We get the transformed columns, even including the formatting of the main dataset.

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### Method 9 – Using the OFFSET Function

Say we have a list containing some students’ names, their subjects, and corresponding marks in multiple rows. Now, we want to convert the first three rows into three different columns of the table next to this list. Similarly, we want to convert the rest of the rows as columns per three rows. So, we need to convert rows into columns and rows at the same time.

To do this, we are going to use the **OFFSET**,** ROW**, and **COLUMN functions**.

**Steps**:

- Enter the following formula in cell
**D4**:

`=OFFSET($B$4,COLUMN()-4+(ROW()-4)*3,0,1,1)`

Here, **$B$4 **is the starting cell of the list.

`COLUMN()`

→`returns the column number of cell`

`D4`

`where the formula is being applied.`

`Output →`

`4`

becomes`COLUMN()-4`

`4-4 → 4`

`is subtracted because the starting cell of the formula is in`

`Column 4`

`Output →`

`0`

`ROW() →`

`returns the row number of cell`

`D4`

`where the formula is being applied.`

`Output →`

`4`

becomes`(ROW()-4)*3`

`(4-4)*3 → 4`

`is subtracted because the starting cell of the formula is in`

`Row 4`

`and multiplied with`

`3`

`as we want to transform`

`3`

`rows into columns each time.`

`Output →`

`0`

`OFFSET($B$4,COLUMN()-4+(ROW()-4)*3,0,1,1)`

`becomes`

`OFFSET($B$4,0+0,0,1,1)`

`OFFSET($B$4,0,0,1,1) → OFFSET`

`will extract the range with a height and width of`

`1`

`starting from cell`

`$B$4`

`Output`

`→ Joseph`

- Press
**ENTER**. - Drag the
**Fill Handle**tool to the right side and down.

The conversion from multiple rows to columns and rows takes place.

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