I'm trying to select a row of data from my table based on text in columns A and B and then transpose it into a column. In my example, I would like to just have Minnie Mouse's information in a single column. I'm able to accomplish this in 2 steps, by first transposing the data and then filtering it (circled in my image), however I'd like to do it in a single step. I've tried combining the TRANSPOSE and FILTER functions but I always get an error. I was able to use QUERY and "select" but that only returned the name, "Minnie" and not the rest of her information. Link to sample sheet enter image description here

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You should be filtering first, then transposing. Almost all spreadsheet functions expects data to be found in a single row, as this is how the convention works. I'll be using the corrected references.

Using the FILTER function:

  • Thanks for the suggestion, David Tan. I think that might be one of the variations I already tried. I just tried plugging it in and gave me and #N/A error (no matches) Commented Dec 3, 2022 at 14:04
  • Hm, strange. Mind sharing a link to your spreadsheet? That will help immensely here.
    – David Tan
    Commented Dec 4, 2022 at 12:34
  • Thanks, David. The link is in the original post. Commented Dec 5, 2022 at 0:12
  • I have it working on my end now. the cell references were off, so I shifted them by down.
    – David Tan
    Commented Dec 5, 2022 at 2:06

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