# How to Use Transpose Function In Google Sheets (Easy Guide) • The simplest way to use Transpose Function in Google Sheets: To transpose a dataset, you start by selecting a sample data set > In any other cell, you begin by writing the Transpose function, starting with an equal operator > You pass the entire data set (including headers) as the only argument > After hitting Enter, you will see your data transposed horizontally.
• Another way to use Transpose Function in Google Sheets: Sample data set > Add a calculation function > The Transpose function is then added to the formula to obtain the result in a transposed format > This combination can be used with various functions and formulas.

Hi guys, in this article, we will learn how to use the Transpose function in Google Sheets.

The transpose function is really useful in Google Sheets when it comes to changing the orientation of data by changing rows into columns and columns into rows. Many times we have some data written in normal (vertical) orientation, but we want to make it row-wise data (horizontal) so how do we do it? Will we write in that orientation? Of course not, we will use the transpose function, a function that transposes the data instantly.

## Use Case of Transpose Function in Google Sheets

Transpose Function is a quick and easy function to use to change the data from default column-wise orientation to row-wise orientation. Most times data is written in columns, header in different columns, and data from top to bottom. But sometimes, we see the data that is written horizontally, the header in one column but different rows, and data goes left to right. This sort of data is not very common still it is used and it is helping many times.

So what we can do by using the transpose function and turn any data from column orientation to rows orientation in a few clicks very quickly. This function helps us transform the data orientation and it can be used along with any function, let’s say a simple multiplication formula on a data range written in columns can be applied along with a transpose function, and the overall formula will return the multiplication result and the in the horizontal orientation as well. This is why we need to learn how to use the transpose function in google sheets, to transform our data and transpose the data along with any formula or function

• Data can be transposed horizontally
• Can be used with any other formula or function
• Fast and accurate
• Can be pasted using a special paste

## How to Use the Transpose Function in Google Sheets

Here we will see the step-by-step procedure to learn the transpose function, we have some methods to use the transpose function and some variations as well. We will see everything and also, and we will learn how to use the paste transposed feature of google sheets

=TRANSPOSE(array_or_range)

• Transpose is the Function name
• Array_or_range is the data range, it could be an array (multiple rows and columns), or it can be a range(one column or row).

Note that Transpose Function takes only one parameter which is array_or_range, you cannot use a comma to pass another array or range.

### How to Use Transpose Function in Google Sheets – Transposing a Dataset

In this section we will learn how to use the transpose function in google sheets to transpose a data set, we have an example data set to use in this example we will change the orientation of that data set and will get a transposed copy of it. The transpose function is not mutable, which means that it does not alter our original data, it always gives u a copy of the original data.

Step 1

Sample data set Step 2

In any other cell start writing the Transpose function starting with an equal operator Step 3

Pass the entire data as the only argument (including headers) Step 4

Hit Enter key, and you can see your data is transposed horizontally This is a very simple method to transpose column-wise written data into row-wise written data.

### How to Use Transpose Function in Google Sheets – Using Transpose Function with another Function

In this section we will learn how to use the transpose function in google sheets with another function, we sometimes need the data in horizontal orientation after some calculation is performed on that data for example a multiplication formula can be applied to the data and the result will be in the transposed manner. In this example, we are going to learn this technique and how to use the transpose function in google sheets with another function.

For this section, I have another example of numerical data. Make a similar data set to follow me with the example.

Step 1

Sample data Step 2

Apply any simple calculation function or formula to your data Step 3

Hit Enter key, and you can see the calculation is performed accurately. Step 4

Go back to the formula Step 5 then ArrayFormula because we are multiplying two arrays

The overall formula will become

=TRANSPOSE(ARRAY FORMULA(A2:A7*B2:B7))

Step 6

Press Enter key, now you can see the same calculation is performed but the data is transposed from vertical orientation to horizontal orientation. This is how you can transpose with any function; it can be used for a complex function or formula as well. No limitations you can use it with any function or formula, I have used a simple formula in this example to make you understand the basic usage.

### How to Use Paste Transposed Feature of Google sheets

In this section, we will learn how to transpose the data using the paste transpose feature of google sheets. This is a very simple method and is used when you have your data copied. Remember this method also copies the formatting and formulas along with the values, while the Transpose function only takes the values, not the format.

Step 1 Step 2

Go to the cell where you want to paste transposed Step 3

Right-click and got to paste special > Transposed Step 4

As you click transposed, your data is pasted in the transposed orientation This is how you can easily use the paste transpose feature in google sheets to paste your data in row-wise (horizontal) orientation.

### How to Use Transpose Function in Google sheets – Fetching data from other sheets within the same Workbook

In this section, we will learn how to use the transpose function in google sheets to fetch data from other sheets within the workbook. Let’s say you have data in Sheet2 and you want to bring it into Sheet1 in transposed orientation. A simple syntax is used to do this. See the below simple steps to learn this method.

Step 1

Sample data in Sheet2 Step 2

In Sheet1, write the transpose function where you want to fetch the data transposed. Step 3

The syntax

=TRANSPOSE(Sheet2!A1:C8)

The Sheet1 is the sheet name and the! the sign is mandatory to define the range after the sheet name. Step 4

After passing arguments, Press Enter Key  This is how to use the transpose function in google sheets to fetch data from other files in the same workbook.

I hope you guys have understood all the methods.  