How to reorder position of columns in table in Excel?

In many cases, you need to reorder the position of columns in a table in order to make this table more clearly while reading. This article will show you methods of reordering position of columns in a table in details.

Reorder position of columns in table with dragging
Reorder position of columns in table with cutting and pasting
Easily reorder columns in a table with Kutools for Excel


Reorder position of columns in table with dragging

Supposing you need to move the date column before the Name column in the table.

Let's see how to acheive it:

1. Select the column range you need to reorder it, then put the cursor on the border of the selection.
2. Meanwhile, you can see the cursor turns into a cross arrow, please hold the Shift key, and then drag and drop the selected column to the new position. Here we drag the Date column before the Name column.
Then you can see the selected column is reordered as below demo shown.


Easily swap two columns at once in a table:

The Column List pane of Kutools for Excel can help you quickly reorder columns in a table as the below demo shown.
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Reorder position of columns in table with cutting and pasting

You can reorder the position by cutting the selected column and then pasting it into your needed position in a table. Please do as follows.

1. Select and right click the column range you need to reorder its position, and then click the Cut option from the right clicking menu. See screenshot:

2. Select the column you want the cutting column to be placed before it, then right click and select Insert Cut Cells from the right clicking menu. See screenshot:

Then the selected column range is reordered in the table.


Easily reorder columns in a table with Kutools for Excel

Here recommend the Column List pane of Kutools for Excel, with this pane, you can quickly reorder columns with clicks only.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Click Kutools > Navigation.

2. Then the Kutools Navigation pane is displayed on the left side of Excel, you need to:

2.1) Click the Column list button to open the Column list pane;
2.2) Select the column you want to reorder;
2.3) Click the Up or Down button to move it.

Then the position of two selected columns are exchanged immediately in table.

  If you want to have a free trial ( 30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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