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How to combine multiple columns into one single column in Google sheet?

Do you have any good methods to combine multiple columns data into a single column without copying and pasting one by one in Google sheet? May be this article can help you to finish this job quickly and easily.

Combine multiple columns into a single column in Google sheet

Combine multiple columns into a single column in Microsoft Excel


Combine multiple columns into a single column in Google sheet


In Google sheet, you can apply an easy formula to solve this task, please do as this:

1. Enter this formula: =FILTER({A2:A7;B2:B8;C2:C8}, LEN({A2:A7;B2:B8;C2:C8})) into a blank cell where you want to output the result, see screenshot:

Note: In above formula, A2:A7, B2:B8, C2:C8 is the column's data that you want to combine, you can change them to your need.

2. And then press Enter key, the specific column's data have been combined into one single column, see screenshot:


Combine multiple columns into a single column in Microsoft Excel

If you need to combine multiple columns into a single column in Microsoft Excel worksheet, I will introduce you a handy tool-Kutools for Excel, with its Transform Range feature, you can quickly combine multiple columns into one single column or single row.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Select the columns that you want to combine, and then click Kutools > Range > Transform Range, see screenshot:

2. In the Transform Range dialog box, select Range to single column option in the Transform type section, see screenshot:

3. Then click Ok button, and in the popped out dialog box, select a cell where you want to output the result, see screenshot:

4. And then click OK, the selected columns have been combined into one single column, see screenshot:

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    matt · 4 months ago
    Great one, but If you need to combine many columns into one that will be a painful operation.
    You can use the STACKARRAY function: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stackarray-stack-all-colu/djkbffiggnmhgchmlejbfmghlidkajof
    just write =STACKARRAY(the_array_to_combine) and that will just stack the columns
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    Max · 5 months ago
    FILTER range must be a single row or a single column.
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    NYeducator · 1 years ago
    I would like to get the merged column on a new sheet. How do I modify this formula so that it references the columns on another sheet.


    Thanks!
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      skyyang · 1 years ago
      Hello, NYeducator,
      To combine multiple columns data into one list in a new sheet, you just need to the following formula: (Note: Sheet3 is the sheet name that contains the columns data that you want to merge)
      =FILTER({Sheet3!A2:A7;Sheet3!B2:B8;Sheet3!C2:C8}, LEN({Sheet3!A2:A7;Sheet3!B2:B8;Sheet3!C2:C8}))
      Apply the above formula in a new sheet.

      Please try it, hope it can help you!
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    Sorry · 1 years ago
    Unfortunately this does not work in Google Sheets as it will place the data in one column beneath each other.
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    Will · 1 years ago
    Thank You!

    PS: modified to account for any future inputs in Columns A and/or B...

    =FILTER({A2:A;B2:B}, LEN({A2:A;B2:B}))

    Thanks again