How to convert a flat list to a 2-dimensional cross table in Excel?

Converting a one-dimensional list into a two-dimensional cross table in Excel can significantly enhance the readability and functionality of your data presentation. Often, data entered or imported into Excel as lists can be more effectively analyzed when organized into tables. This guide will introduce a clever technique for transforming a flat list into a cross table. For example, consider you have a large roster list that you need to convert into a cross table; the process we'll outline will help you achieve this smoothly.

Tables and lists are integral parts of Microsoft Excel. Nevertheless, it is impossible to convert between plat lists and two-dimensional tables with Microsoft Excel's commons except VBA macros. For most starter users of Microsoft Excel, VBA macros may be hard to use. So here we try a third-party add-in named Kutools for Excel. With Kutools for Excel installed, you can easily and quickly convert cross tables to list tables.

Note:To apply this Transpose Table Dimensions feature, firstly, you should download and install Kutools for Excel.

Step 1: Select the list that you will work with.

Step 2: Click the Kutools > Range >Transpose Table Dimensions.

Step 3: In the Transpose Table Dimensions dialog box, check the List to cross table option, and specify the Results range button . If your list has headers, please check My data has headers, see screenshot:.

Step 4: Click OK.

Then the selected list will be converted to a two-dimensional table, and outputted in the results range you specified in Step 3.

Notes:
• The list you will convert must contain three columns, the first column will be converted as the row headings of the new two-dimensional cross table, and the second column will be converted as column headings. For more detailed information about Transpose Table Dimensions, please visit the Transpose Table Dimensions feature description.
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