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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 swap two columns at once in a table with Kutools for Excel


Easily swap two columns at once in a table:

The Swap Ranges utility of  Kutools for Excel can help you quickly swap two selected columns in a table at once. See screenshot:

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Reorder position of columns in table with dragging


As below screenshot shown, you need to move the date column before the Name column in the table. Please do as follows.

1. Select the column range you need to reorder the position, then put the cursor on the right border of the selection.

2. Meanwhile, holding the Shift key, you can see the cursor turns into a cross arrow, please drag the selected column to the new position. Here we drag the Date column before the Name column.

3. Then drop the selected column when it arrives the new position. Then you can see the selected column is reordered as below screenshot shown.


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 swap two columns at once in a table with Kutools for Excel

If you want to exchange the position of two column ranges, the Swap Ranges utility of Kutools for Excel can help you to quickly solve it.

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1. Select the two column ranges with holding the Ctrl key, then click Kutools > Range > Swap Ranges. See screenshot:

2. In the Swap Ranges dialog box, you can see the two selected column ranges are separately listed in the Swaps Range 1 and the Swap Range 2 boxes, and you just need to click the OK button.

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

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