This post will guide you how to select all Cell values from every nth column in your worksheet in Excel. How do I select all cells in every nth column using a VBA Macro in Excel. How do I retrive or copy cell values from every nth column using a formula in Excel 2013/2016.
- Select All Cells from Every Nth Column Using VBA Macro
- Retrive All Cell Values from Every Nth Column Using Formula
Assuming that you have a list of data with hundreds of columns in a worksheet , and you wish to retrive all cell values from every second or third or nth column, etc. How to do it. You can select all cells from every nth column using a VBA macro quickly, and then press
Ctrl + C short cuts to copy those selected cells. or You can use a formula to retrive all cell values from every nth column based on the
OFFSET function and the
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To select all cells from every Nth column (such as: third column), and you can use an Excel VBA macro to quickly select them with the following steps:
Step1: open your excel workbook and then click on “
Visual Basic” command under
DEVELOPER Tab, or just press “
Step2: then the “
Visual Basic Editor” window will appear.
Step3: click “
Module” to create a new module.
Step4: paste the below VBA code into the code window. Then clicking “
Sub CopyEveryNthColumn() Dim destRange As Range Set myRange = Application.Selection Set myRange = Application.InputBox("Select one Range tha that you want to select All nth columns:", "CopyEveryNthColumn", myRange.Address, Type:=8) nthNum = Application.InputBox("Please type one Nth number that you want to select: ", "CopyEveryNthColumn", Type:=1) For i = 1 To myRange.Columns.Count Step nthNum Set myCell = myRange.Cells(1, i + nthNum - 1) If destRange Is Nothing Then Set destRange = myCell Else Set destRange = Application.Union(destRange, myCell) End If Next destRange.EntireColumn.Select End Sub
Step5: back to the current worksheet, click on
Macros button under
Code group. then click
Step6: Select one Range tha that you want to select All nth columns, such as: A1:F3 click on
Step7:Please type one Nth number that you want to select, such as: number 3. click on
Step8: you would see that every 3rd column has been selected. and then you can press Ctrl+C keys to copy them.
You can also use an formula to copy or retrive cell values from every nth column(third column). see below:
You need to type this formula into a blank cell (such as: A5)and press Enter key on your keyboard to apply it. then drag the AutoFill Handle from Cell A5 to same row cells unitl number 0 is displayed.
Keeping cells are selected. and drag the AutoFill handle down to other cells unitl number 0 is displayed.
Note: if you want to select or copy cell values from nth column in your worksheet, and you just need to change number 3 as you need in the above formula.
- Excel COLUMN function
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