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How to split by delimiter and transpose cells in Excel?

In this article, I introduce the ways to split a range by specific delimiter and then transpose it in Excel as below screenshot shown. If you are interested in this task, please go to below details.
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Split and transpose with VBA

Split and transpose with Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubble Split and transpose with VBA

There is no direct way to split and transpose data by a specific delimiter, but I can introduce a VBA code to help you solve this problem quickly.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to display Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste below code to the new Module window.

VBA: Split and Transpose

Sub Vertical()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20161125
    Dim i As Long, strTxt As String
    Dim startP As Range
    Dim xRg As Range, yRg As Range
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox _
    (Prompt:="Range Selection...", _
    Title:="Kutools For Excel", Type:=8)
    i = 1
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each yRg In xRg
        If i = 1 Then
            strTxt = yRg.Text
            i = 2
        Else
            strTxt = strTxt & "," & yRg.Text
        End If
    Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    Set startP = Application.InputBox _
    (Prompt:="paste range...", _
    Title:="Kutools For Excel", Type:=8)
    ary = Split(strTxt, ",")
    i = 1
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each a In ary
        startP(i, 1).Value = a
        i = i + 1
    Next a
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Press F5 key to run the code, a dialog pops out for you to select a range to split and transpose.
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4. Click OK. A dialog pops out to select a location to place the data.
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5. Click OK, and the selection has been split and transposed by comma.
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Note: in the code, the comma in the strTxt & "," and ary = Split(strTxt, ",") are the delimiter you will split data based on, you can change them as you need.


arrow blue right bubble Split and transpose with Kutools for Excel

With Kutools for Excel, you can apply its Split Cells firstly to split cells by delimiter, and then apply the Transform Range utility to convert the cells into one column.

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 cells you want to split, and click Kutools > Merge & Split > Split Cells. See screenshot:
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2. In the Split Cells dialog, check Split to Columns option, then specify the delimiter you want to split based on, click Ok. And select a blank cell to place the result in the second Split Cells dialog. See screenshot:
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3. Click OK, then the cells have been split into columns, and then click Kutools > Range > Transform Range. See screenshot:
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4. In the Transform Range dialog, check Range to single column, click Ok, and select a cell to place the result. See screenshot:
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5. Click OK, now the range has been transposed into one column.
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Tip. If you want to have a free trial of the Split Cells and Transform Range functions, please go to free try Kutools for Excel first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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Is there a way to split data by row and transpose rows to column at the same time?
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Hi, E, please describe your problem with more details, better provide some examples.
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You wrote: Note: in the code, the comma in the aray = Split(strTxt, ",") is the delimiter you will split data based on, you can change it as you need.

Extra action:
also change delimter "," in code section:

<Else
strTxt = strTxt & "," & yRg.Text
End If>

Change "," to (for example ";")
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Hi, Richard Hahlen, thanks for your remind. I have updated the notice.
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