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How to merge two columns into one with alternating values in Excel?

Here are two columns in a worksheet, what the job is to merge these two columns into one column with the values alternative as below screenshot shown. How can you quickly handle the job without reorder them one by one?
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Merge two columns into one with alternating values by VBA code

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Merge two columns into one with alternating values by VBA code

To merge two columns into one with alternating values, there is no built-in function except VBA code in Excel.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to enable Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window. Click Insert > Module to create a new blank module.

2. Copy and paste below code to the module.

VBA: Merge two columns into one with value alternative

Sub MergeColumns()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20180815
Dim xSRg, xDRg As Range
Dim xDWS As Worksheet
Dim xIntDR, xIntDC, xI As Long
Dim xFNum As Long
On Error GoTo Err1
Set xSRg = Application.InputBox("Select two columns:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
If xSRg Is Nothing Then
Err1:
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    Exit Sub
End If
Set xDRg = Application.InputBox("Select a cell to place result:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
If xDRg Is Nothing Then
    Exit Sub
End If
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Set xDWS = xDRg.Worksheet
xIntDR = xDRg.Row
xIntDC = xDRg.Column
xI = 0
    For xFNum = 1 To xSRg.Count
        Set xDRg = xDWS.Cells(xIntDR + xI, xIntDC)
        xDRg.Value = xSRg.Item(xFNum).Value
        xI = xI + 1
    Next xFNum
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Press F5 key and select two columns you want to merge to the popping dialog.
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4. Click OK, in the second dialog, select a cell to place the result.
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5. Click OK. Now the selected two columns have been merged into one, and with the values alternative.


Merge two columns into one with alternating values by Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel installed in Excel, its Transform Range utility can solve this job with only 3 easy steps.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 200 handy functions, makes your jobs easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the columns (two or more) you want to merge, click Kutools > Transform Range.
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2. In the Transform Range dialog, check Range to single column option, and click Ok.
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3. Select a cell to place the result in the popping dialog. Click OK.
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Now the columns have been merged into one and the values are in alternative order.
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