#### split column into 4 columns

```I need some assitance making a huge column into 4 columns. Here is the
scenerio:
Col A has any given rows of values / text. and I need to split into 4
columns But this is where it gets tricky.
a1 =a
a2=b
a3=c
a4=d
a5=e
a6=f
a7=g
etc...
I need b1=a, c1=b, d1=c, e1=d
b2=e, c2=f, d2=g, etc..
What is the best way to do this?

```
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Jack4963 (284)
11/15/2005 7:16:14 PM
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```Put this in B1:
=OFFSET(\$A\$1,4*(ROW()-1)+COLUMN()-2,0)
drag across to fill B1:e1

and drag down until you run out of data.

Jack wrote:
>
> I need some assitance making a huge column into 4 columns. Here is the
> scenerio:
> Col A has any given rows of values / text. and I need to split into 4
> columns But this is where it gets tricky.
> a1 =a
> a2=b
> a3=c
> a4=d
> a5=e
> a6=f
> a7=g
> etc...
> I need b1=a, c1=b, d1=c, e1=d
> b2=e, c2=f, d2=g, etc..
> What is the best way to do this?

--

Dave Peterson
```
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petersod (12004)
11/15/2005 7:53:20 PM
```Dave,
One Word ---> PERFECT!
Thank you!
One additional question? How would I incorporate an if statement so that the
'0's dont show up if there isnt data?

"Dave Peterson" wrote:

> Put this in B1:
> =OFFSET(\$A\$1,4*(ROW()-1)+COLUMN()-2,0)
> drag across to fill B1:e1
>
> and drag down until you run out of data.
>
>
>
> Jack wrote:
> >
> > I need some assitance making a huge column into 4 columns. Here is the
> > scenerio:
> > Col A has any given rows of values / text. and I need to split into 4
> > columns But this is where it gets tricky.
> > a1 =a
> > a2=b
> > a3=c
> > a4=d
> > a5=e
> > a6=f
> > a7=g
> > etc...
> > I need b1=a, c1=b, d1=c, e1=d
> > b2=e, c2=f, d2=g, etc..
> > What is the best way to do this?
>
> --
>
> Dave Peterson
>
```
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Jack4963 (284)
11/15/2005 8:10:04 PM
```How about using a custom format like

General;-General;

otherwise

=IF(OFFSET(\$A\$1,4*(ROW()-1)+COLUMN()-2,0)="","",OFFSET(\$A\$1,4*(ROW()-1)+COLU
MN()-2,0))

--

Regards,

Peo Sjoblom

"Jack" <Jack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:964EF472-C1D0-4612-A0F8-53B467DE48EE@microsoft.com...
> Dave,
> One Word ---> PERFECT!
> Thank you!
> One additional question? How would I incorporate an if statement so that
the
> '0's dont show up if there isnt data?
>
>
> "Dave Peterson" wrote:
>
> > Put this in B1:
> > =OFFSET(\$A\$1,4*(ROW()-1)+COLUMN()-2,0)
> > drag across to fill B1:e1
> >
> > and drag down until you run out of data.
> >
> >
> >
> > Jack wrote:
> > >
> > > I need some assitance making a huge column into 4 columns. Here is the
> > > scenerio:
> > > Col A has any given rows of values / text. and I need to split into 4
> > > columns But this is where it gets tricky.
> > > a1 =a
> > > a2=b
> > > a3=c
> > > a4=d
> > > a5=e
> > > a6=f
> > > a7=g
> > > etc...
> > > I need b1=a, c1=b, d1=c, e1=d
> > > b2=e, c2=f, d2=g, etc..
> > > What is the best way to do this?
> >
> > --
> >
> > Dave Peterson
> >

```
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terre081 (3244)
11/15/2005 8:27:41 PM

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