Skip to main content

How to move every other row to column in Excel

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2014-08-07

Have you ever tried to move every other row data to a column in Excel, like moving every odd row to one column, and every even row to the other column, which are shown as below screenshot. Here I find some tricks that can handle this problem.

doc-every-other-row-to-column-1

Move every other row to column with formula

Move every other row to column with VBA

Move every other row to column with Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubble Move every other row to column with formula

For most of Excel users, using formula to solve problem in Excel is the easiest way.

1. Select a cell next to your data, and type this formula =IF(ISEVEN(ROW(B2)),B2,"") (B2 indicates the data you want to get) into it, and press Enter key then drag the auto fill to fill the range you want use this formula. Now every second row data has been gotten in this column.

doc-every-other-row-to-column-2

2. Then select the other cell next to the above column, and type this formula =IF(ISODD(ROW(B3)),B3,"") (B3 is the data you want to get) into it, and press Enter key then drag the auto fill to fill the range you want use this formula. Now every third row data has been gotten in this column.

doc-every-other-row-to-column-3


arrow blue right bubble Move every other row to column with VBA

The follow VBA also can move every other row to column.

1. Press F11 + Alt keys together on the keyboard to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Then click Insert > Module to insert a new module window. And then copy the follow VBA code to the window.

VBA: Move every other row to column.

Sub MoveRange()
'Updateby20140730A
Dim rng As Range
Dim InputRng As Range, OutRng As Range
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set InputRng = Application.Selection
Set InputRng = Application.InputBox("Range :", xTitleId, InputRng.Address, Type:=8)
Set OutRng = Application.InputBox("Out put to (single cell):", xTitleId, Type:=8)
Set InputRng = InputRng.Columns(1)
For i = 1 To InputRng.Rows.Count Step 2
    OutRng.Resize(1, 2).Value = Array(InputRng.Cells(i, 1).Value, InputRng.Cells(i + 1, 1).Value)
    Set OutRng = OutRng.Offset(1, 0)
Next
End Sub

 

3. Click Run button or F5 key on the keyboard, and a dialog pops out for you to select a range to move. See screenshot:

doc-every-other-row-to-column-4

4. Then click OK to show the other dialog to select a cell to output the result. See screenshot:

doc-every-other-row-to-column-5

5. Click OK, and you can see the result shown as below:

doc-every-other-row-to-column-6


arrow blue right bubble Move every other row to column with Kutools for Excel

Besides formulas and VBA, if you have installed Kutools for Excel, you can use its Transform Range feature to quickly move every other row to column.

Kutools for Excel includes more than 300 handy Excel tools. Free to try with no limitation in 30 days. Get it Now

1. Select the range you want to move every other row, and click Kutools > Range Converter > Transform Range. See screenshot:

doc-every-other-row-to-column-7

2. In the Transform Range dialog, check Single column to range in Transform Type section, and check Fixed value then select or enter 2 in the list in Rows per record section. See screenshot:

doc-every-other-row-to-column-8

3. Click Ok to open a dialog to select a single cell to put out the result, see screenshot:

doc-every-other-row-to-column-9

4. Then click OK. You can see the result as shown as below:

doc-every-other-row-to-column-10

For more information about Transform Range.


Relative Articles:

Best Office Productivity Tools

🤖 Kutools AI Aide: Revolutionize data analysis based on: Intelligent Execution   |  Generate Code  |  Create Custom Formulas  |  Analyze Data and Generate Charts  |  Invoke Kutools Functions
Popular Features: Find, Highlight or Identify Duplicates   |  Delete Blank Rows   |  Combine Columns or Cells without Losing Data   |   Round without Formula ...
Super Lookup: Multiple Criteria VLookup    Multiple Value VLookup  |   VLookup Across Multiple Sheets   |   Fuzzy Lookup ....
Advanced Drop-down List: Quickly Create Drop Down List   |  Dependent Drop Down List   |  Multi-select Drop Down List ....
Column Manager: Add a Specific Number of Columns  |  Move Columns  |  Toggle Visibility Status of Hidden Columns  |  Compare Ranges & Columns ...
Featured Features: Grid Focus   |  Design View   |   Big Formula Bar    Workbook & Sheet Manager   |  Resource Library (Auto Text)   |  Date Picker   |  Combine Worksheets   |  Encrypt/Decrypt Cells    Send Emails by List   |  Super Filter   |   Special Filter (filter bold/italic/strikethrough...) ...
Top 15 Toolsets12 Text Tools (Add Text, Remove Characters, ...)   |   50+ Chart Types (Gantt Chart, ...)   |   40+ Practical Formulas (Calculate age based on birthday, ...)   |   19 Insertion Tools (Insert QR Code, Insert Picture from Path, ...)   |   12 Conversion Tools (Numbers to Words, Currency Conversion, ...)   |   7 Merge & Split Tools (Advanced Combine Rows, Split Cells, ...)   |   ... and more

Supercharge Your Excel Skills with Kutools for Excel, and Experience Efficiency Like Never Before. Kutools for Excel Offers Over 300 Advanced Features to Boost Productivity and Save Time.  Click Here to Get The Feature You Need The Most...

Description


Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
Comments (3)
No ratings yet. Be the first to rate!
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Perfect, thank you!
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Thank you so much! this worked :)
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
What about converting every line in which there are words into columns, and not numbers?
There are no comments posted here yet
Leave your comments
Posting as Guest
×
Rate this post:
0   Characters
Suggested Locations