I am working with a google sheet that gets data from an email parser. Each time an email comes in, a single row is created, and fills in these columns:

B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, AF, AG, AH, AI, AJ, AK, AL, AM, AN, AO, AP, AQ.

I'd like to have it output as:

B1 | C1 |D1

D1 | E1 |F1


B2 | C2|D2

Is this possible? I've tried using this:


But it was just based on another answer I saw on here, and I am sure that I am not applying the filter(range,len()) part correctly.

  • Welcome to Web Applications "But it was just a based on another answer..." add a link to the referred "another answer". – Rubén Jul 2 '20 at 1:50
  • Your successful outcome shows D1 repeated at the end of row 1 and the start of row 2. Is this a typo? – Tedinoz Jul 2 '20 at 5:42
  • Your sample comma separated list does not contain 45 values. There are only 42 entries. Is this intentional, or is it a typo? – Tedinoz Jul 2 '20 at 6:16
  • Would you please explain how the numeric suffix is determined? – Tedinoz Jul 2 '20 at 6:43
  • Sorry yes, the repetition of D1 was a typo. – Adam Park Jul 3 '20 at 18:25

You have a cell containing exactly 45 comma-separated values. Your goal is to split those values, add a suffix for the row number, and then list the values in rows of three - that is, in 45 cells (3 columns wide, 15 rows deep).

Use this formula:

=ArrayFormula(TRIM(split(transpose(SPLIT(Query(transpose(split(REGEXREPLACE($C$2&",",",",""&$B$2&","),", ",1,1))&","&if(MOD(row(indirect((address($B$7,$B$6)&":"&address($B$9,$B$6))))-row(indirect(address($B$7-1,$B$6))),$B$3)=0,"|",""),,9^9),"|")),",")))

Example output



infoinspired.com: Split a Column into Multiple N Columns in Google Sheets

Other similar formulas:


Values are already in 45 columns; no initial split is required.

Revised formula



  • Sorry - i typed in query confusingly initially. My data is coming into columns B, C, D, E ... AQ etc. – Adam Park Jul 6 '20 at 3:18
  • so initially there are rows with cells spanning 45 columns – Adam Park Jul 6 '20 at 3:19
  • Refer my update. – Tedinoz Jul 6 '20 at 12:50

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