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How to split a long column into multiple columns in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-05-26
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If you have a long column data in Excel which will be troublesome when viewing them. But now if you can split such long list into multiple columns in Excel, it will make the viewing conveniently.
Split long column into multiple columns with VBA
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arrow blue right bubble Split long column into multiple columns with VBA

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

2. Click Insert > Module and copy the follow VBA code to the popped out window.

VBA: Split long column into multiple columns.

Sub SplitColumn()
	Dim rng As Range
	Dim InputRng As Range
	Dim OutRng As Range
	Dim xRow As Integer
	Dim xCol As Integer
	Dim xArr As Variant
	xTitleId     = "KutoolsforExcel"
	Set InputRng = Application.Selection
	Set InputRng = Application.InputBox("Range :", xTitleId, InputRng.Address, Type: = 8)
	xRow         = Application.InputBox("Rows :", xTitleId)
	Set OutRng   = Application.InputBox("Out put to (single cell):", xTitleId, Type: = 8)
	Set InputRng = InputRng.Columns(1)
	xCol         = InputRng.Cells.Count / xRow
	ReDim xArr(1 To xRow, 1 To xCol + 1)
	For i = 0 To InputRng.Cells.Count - 1
		xValue = InputRng.Cells(i + 1)
		iRow = i Mod xRow
		iCol = VBA.Int(i / xRow)
		xArr(iRow + 1, iCol + 1) = xValue
	OutRng.Resize(UBound(xArr, 1), UBound(xArr, 2)).Value = xArr
End Sub

3. Click Run button or press F5 key to run the VBA, and a dialog popped out for selecting the data list, and then click OK to go to specify how many rows in one column you need in the next dialog, then click OK and select a cell to output the result. See screenshots:


4. Click OK, then you can see the long column is split into multiple columns and every column has 15 cells.

arrow blue right bubble Split a long column into multiple columns with Kutools for Excel

Maybe some of you do not like to use VBA code, fortunately, you can use the Transform Range utility of Kutools for Excel to quickly and easily convert a long column to fixed number of columns.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the column data you want to split, then click Kutools > Range > Transform Range. See screenshot:
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2. In the popped out dialog, check Single column to range option, then check Fixed value option and type the number of columns you need into the textbox. See screenshot:doc split kte 2

3. Click Ok and select a single cell to put out the split data. See screenshot:
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4. Click OK to finish the operations. Now the long column data has been split into three columns.
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Is it easier than VBA code? With Transform Range utility, you can convert a row to range, a range to a row or one column.

arrow blue right bubble Transpose single column/Row to a range or vice versa

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Really awesome...
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Thank you so much!It's a big problem to copy web table to Excel.Thanks to your script I finally managed it.
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