## Excel TRANSPOSE Function

### How to use the TRANSPOSE Function (WS)

*This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel TRANSPOSE function with syntax and examples.*

### SUMMARY:

The Microsoft Excel TRANSPOSE function returns a transposed range of cells. The TRANSPOSE function converts a vertical range to a horizontal range, or a horizontal range to a vertical range. You must enter the TRANSPOSE function as an array formula.

Sometimes you need to switch or rotate cells. You can do this by copying, pasting, and using the Transpose option. But doing that creates duplicated data. If you don't want that, you can type a formula instead using the TRANSPOSE function.

For example,

- A horizontal range of cells is returned if a vertical range is entered as a parameter. Or a vertical range of cells is returned if a horizontal range of cells is entered as a parameter.

### PURPOSE:

To Flip the orientation of a range of cells or To returns a transposed range of cells.

### RETURN VALUE:

An range of cells(array) in a new orientation.

### SYNTAX:

=TRANSPOSE (array)

### ARGUMENTS:

The TRANSPOSE function syntax has the following arguments:

**array :**Required. An array or range of cells on a worksheet that you want to transpose.- The transpose of an array is created by using the first row of the array as the first column of the new array, the second row of the array as the second column of the new array, and so on.

### REMARKS:

- The TRANSPOSE function returns a vertical range of cells as a horizontal range, or vice versa. The TRANSPOSE function must be entered as an array formula in a range that has the same number of rows and columns, respectively, as the source range has columns and rows. Use TRANSPOSE to shift the vertical and horizontal orientation of an array or range on a worksheet.
- You don't have to type the range by hand. After typing =TRANSPOSE( you can use your mouse to select the range. Just click and drag from the beginning of the range to the end. But remember: press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER when you are done, not ENTER by itself.
- Need text and cell formatting to be transposed as well? Try copying, pasting, and using the Transpose option. But keep in mind that this creates duplicates. So if your original cells change, the copies will not get updated.