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Tuesday's Tip #2 - Transposing Data:
Converting rows to columns (or vice versa) is called transposing and it’s a feature available in our trusty old friend, Excel. There's a little trick I find particularly useful when I need to provide a report on which fields are included in a load file, or when I need to cross-check load files received from another party against the list of agreed fields on a document exchange protocol.
Ok, so why would anyone need to transpose their data?
Reorganizing data in an Excel spreadsheet can be a pain, especially when you want to make changes that a simple copy-and-paste won’t fix such as quickly converting your header row into a column or list.
For example, from this:
Follow my simple 3-step process below and get back a few minutes in your day!
STEP #1: Copy the row or column of data you want to transpose
*NOTE: You must use Copy or Ctrl + C (it doesn't work with Cut or Ctrl + X)
STEP #2: Choose a new location (either in the worksheet or in a new worksheet) where you want to paste the transposed data. Right click on the empty cell and the following paste options should appear. Then select Transpose .
STEP #3: Et Voilà! Your data should now be transposed into a column.
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