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How to transpose data from column into one single cell in Excel?

When you need to transpose a list of data into one single cell in a worksheet, normally, you can apply the Concatenate function to merge the list of cells into one cell, but, it will be complex if there are huge data need to be combined. This article, I will talk about some quick tricks for you to solve this task in Excel.

Transpose data from column into one single cell with User Defined Function

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Transpose or combine data from one column into one single cell:

Kutools for Excel's Combine feature can help you quickly combine multiple cell contents into one single cell as you need.

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Except the Concatenate function to merge a list of cell values, you can apply the following VBA code to get the result as quickly as you can.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

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

VBA code: Transpose data from column into one single cell

Function transposeRange(Rg As Range)
'updateby Extendoffice 20151207
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim xStr As String
    For Each xCell In Rg
        If Not IsEmpty(xCell.Value) Then
            xStr = xStr & xCell.Value & ","
        End If
    Next
    transposeRange = Left(xStr, Len(xStr) - 1)
End Function

3. Then save and close this code, go back the worksheet, and enter this formula: =transposerange(A1:A10) into a blank cell to put the result, and press Enter key, you will get all the cell values in a column have been located in a single cell, see screenshot:

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Note: In the above code, A1:A10 is the list range you want to transpose into one single cell, and also, you can separate the merged content with other delimiters, such as comma, dash, space, etc. by just changing the comma in the script xStr = xStr & xCell.Value & ",".


If you have Kutools for Excel, with its powerful tool-Combine, you can combine data in a column, row or a range to one cell.

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1. Select the data column that you want to combine into one cell.

2. Click Kutools > Combine, see screenshot:

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3. In the Combine Column or Rows dialog box, select Combine into single cell under the To combine selected cells according to following options, and then specify a separator to separate the merged content, see screenshot:

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4. Then click Ok or Apply button, and you will get the following result as you need:

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    Sophie · 1 years ago
    Hi,

    Thanks a lot! I'm using your following function and it works very well. I would like to include an "if" function in the transposerange. What should I add to the function in VBA? Basically, it would work like a countif. So we would read the formula =transposerangeif(range,criteria).

    Thanks in advance!

    Function transposeRange(Rg As Range)
    'updateby Extendoffice 20151207
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim xStr As String
    For Each xCell In Rg
    If Not IsEmpty(xCell.Value) Then
    xStr = xStr & xCell.Value & ","
    End If
    Next
    transposeRange = Left(xStr, Len(xStr) - 1)
    End Function
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      skyyang · 1 years ago
      Hello,Sophie,
      Could you give an example for your need, you can insert a screenshot here.
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    Eric · 1 years ago
    Thanks, this was very helpful.