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I have a table which looks like this:

   A     B      C    D  
1 red   blue  green white  
2 blue  red   white yellow
3 red   blue  green white  
4 red   blue  green white 

and would like to get a result like this:

col1 col2 col3
1     A    red
1     B    blue
1     C    green
.
.
3     A    red
3     B    blue

It is kind of the opposite of the creation of a pivot table.

Is there any way on how do this with a function or plugin in Google Spreadsheet?

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Assuming the data is in four columns, seed F1 and G1 with 1 and A respectively, enter in H1:

=offset(indirect("A"&F1),,column()-8+mod(row()-1,4))  

in F2:

=if(mod(row()-1,4)=0,F1+1,F1)  

in G2:

=if(F1=F2,char(code(G1)+1),G$1)  

and copy all formulae down to suit.

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