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How to transpose duplicate rows to columns in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-07-17

Supposing you have a range of data in Excel, now, you would like to transpose the duplicate rows to multiple columns as following screenshot shown, do you have any good ideas to solve this task?

Transpose duplicate rows to columns with VBA code


arrow blue right bubble Transpose duplicate rows to columns with VBA code

Unfortunately, there is no direct way for you to deal with it in Excel, but you can create a VBA code to solve it, please do as follows:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Transpose duplicate rows to multiple columns

Sub ConvertTable()
'Updateby Extendoffice
Dim xArr1 As Variant
Dim xArr2 As Variant
Dim InputRng As Range, OutRng As Range
Dim xRows As Long
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 OutRng = OutRng.Range("A1")
xArr1 = InputRng.Value
t = UBound(xArr1, 2): xRows = 1
With CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
    .CompareMode = 1
    For i = 2 To UBound(xArr1, 1)
        If Not .exists(xArr1(i, 1)) Then
            xRows = xRows + 1: .Item(xArr1(i, 1)) = VBA.Array(xRows, t)
            For ii = 1 To t
                xArr1(xRows, ii) = xArr1(i, ii)
            xArr2 = .Item(xArr1(i, 1))
            If UBound(xArr1, 2) < xArr2(1) + t - 1 Then
                ReDim Preserve xArr1(1 To UBound(xArr1, 1), 1 To xArr2(1) + t - 1)
                For ii = 2 To t
                    xArr1(1, xArr2(1) + ii - 1) = xArr1(1, ii)
            End If
            For ii = 2 To t
                xArr1(xArr2(0), xArr2(1) + ii - 1) = xArr1(i, ii)
            xArr2(1) = xArr2(1) + t - 1: .Item(xArr1(i, 1)) = xArr2
        End If
End With
OutRng.Resize(xRows, UBound(xArr1, 2)).Value = xArr1
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, select the data range that you want to convert the duplicate rows to multiple columns in the popped out dialog, see screenshot:


4. Click OK, and select one cell where you want to put the result in the following dialog box, see screenshot:


5. And then click OK button, your selected data has been converted to follows:


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How to transpose / convert columns and rows into single row?

How to transpose / convert columns and rows into single column?

How to transpose / convert a single column to multiple columns in Excel?

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Hello everyone

I have tried this code and it worked successfully.

My question is How could i do the same using Ms Access for bigger data could i get a query works the same or not ?

Thank you so much .
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Hello! Can anyone help me...

I found this code to turn rows of data with a unique ID into a single row per ID with multiple columns (min column 5 - including ID, maximum columns 25 - including ID). Then it deletes all of the duplicate rows based on unique ID. This code sort of works, the only problem is it isn't transferring two columns of data.

The number of rows of data per unique ID varies from 1 to 6 (therefore I would need minimum 5 columns to maximum 25 columns)

There are 20,000 rows of data but I can break the data up by department for a minimum of 5,000 rows of data and run each department separately.

Thanks for your help!

My data looks something like this

3 CPR US 567 6/19/2019
3 AET US 568 6/19/2019
4 CPR US 6/19/2019


I want it to look like this

A B C D E F G H I J K L M ETC.....
3 CPR US 567 6/19/2019 AET US 568 6/19/2019

Here is the code I found that sort of works (probably for what it was written for, it carries over only the data in columns D and E and omits column B & C... leaving two blank columns per data set. I like that it deletes the duplicates after moving all of the data to a single column based on unique ID

Sub Addresses_To_Columns()

Dim lastRow As Long
Dim addressCount As Integer: addressCount = 0

lastRow = Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

For i = lastRow To 3 Step -1
If Cells(i, 1).Value = Cells(i - 1, 1).Value Then
addressCount = addressCount + 1
Range(Cells(i - 1, 10), Cells(i - 1, (addressCount * 5) + 10)) = Range(Cells(i, 4), Cells(i, (addressCount * 5) + 4)).Value
addressCount = 0
End If
Next i

End Sub
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This works fine for me with different number of duplicates Brian. I only had a problem with the first duplicate showing twice on my output, but that was very minor. I only wish I knew how to make it copy the duplicate results into a comma delimited format instead of new columns for each one.
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Only works if there's the same number of duplicates and call him a. It doesn't work at if have different numbers of duplicates.
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Really great. Saved me a lot of time
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I am so incredibly happy this worked. You are my hero!!!!
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Awesome Example - saved me a lot of time. Thank You so much !!!
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Thanks a lot!

God Bless you.
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