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I have data in Google Sheets that looks like

    A        B
1 Name:  John Smith
2 Email: [email protected]
3 Name:  Dan Jones
4 Email: [email protected]
... many rows

which I'd like to get into this format:

   A            B
1 Name        Email
2 John Smith  [email protected]
3 Dan Jones   [email protected]
...

This is different from just a straight transpose because we're dealing with repeating sets of rows that need to be repeatedly transposed into columns.

What's the best, fastest way to do this?

2 Answers 2

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You can use the following query formula:

={{"Name";QUERY({B1:B},"where Col1 is not null and  not Col1 contains '@'")},
  {"Email";QUERY({B1:B},"where Col1 contains '@'")}}

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Functions used:

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  • Welcome. Please remember that as per site guidelines when an answer addresses your question, accept it and even upvote it so others can benefit as well. Jun 14, 2020 at 19:46
  • Thanks. Just going with this answer as it is the cleanest solution so far.
    – Daniel May
    Jun 14, 2020 at 21:51
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In C1 enter:

=index(B:B,2*row()-1)

and copy downward. In D1 enter:

=index(B:B,2*row())

and copy downward:

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If you need to enter the formulas below row#1, replace:

row()

with:

rows($1:1)
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  • Thanks for this. I'm just going for the voted answer because it's just a bit cleaner with not having to copy downward the formula.
    – Daniel May
    Jun 14, 2020 at 21:51
  • @DanielMay I agree with you completely! The marikamitsos post is really cool. I am going to up-vote it myself. Jun 14, 2020 at 22:52

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