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Creating data table from single column of data in Excel

Posted on 2014-04-14
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I have data that is formated in one column (All in column A).  The data is repetitive in that the data repeats itself at every fixed number of cells.  Example:

Cell A1: Name #1
Cell A2: Address #1
Cell A3: Phone #1
Cell A4: Team #1
Cell A5: Name #2
Cell A6: Address #2
Cell A7: Phone #2
Cell A8: Team #2

I would like to get this information in columns.  Is there a formula I could use and drag down the page to get it to work?  There is over 1000 rows so doing it manually is not an option,
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by:Dan Craciun
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No formula. Use Data->Text to columns.

HTH,
Dan
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by:marku24
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Isn't that used when the data you want to deliminate is in one cell?  how would text to columns know when the data repeats itself, in this case cell A5.
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by:Dan Craciun
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Missed that :) I thought you only wanted to separate Cell AX from whatever comes after.
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 250 total points
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If you want to start the table in Column C then use this formula

=INDEX($A:$A,ROW()*4-3+COLUMN()-COLUMN($C$1))

For any other column change the $C$1 accordingly
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by:marku24
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worked perfectly, thanks
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