I have a data set, that is constantly updated/changing, that I would like to have one column's data separated into multiple rows (and copying adjacent columns to the rows);
I tried to use a script and loop but found I had errors when the records list gets too big. Then I stumbled on this response I found very useful:
Google sheets split multi-line cell into new rows (+ duplicate surrounding row entries)
unfortunately it is a quite complicated formula and some functions are very new to me. Inevitably I had trouble working with it, even with the example from OP.
I have 5 columns where one column will have a variable number of entries. These entries may contain spaces. I have split them in an array, but I do not understand how to transpose and copy so that it makes new rows.
and I know I need to copy/transpose, for each row:
=len((SUBSTITUTE(B1," ","")))- (len(SUBSTITUTE(B1,"," &" ","")))+1
but I do not know how to use the transpose formula well enough in an array formula to get that.