Google Sheet Join Columns

  1. Google Sheet Join Columns And Cells
  2. Google Sheet Join Columns And Rows

How to evenly space columns in Google Sheets. Now let's take a look at an example of evenly spacing columns when there is data in the cells. A situation where you may find the need for evenly spacing columns, is when taking attendance in a spreadsheet, where you want to narrow each of the columns quickly, and to the same width. Visit the Learning Center. Using Google products, like Google Docs, at work or school? Try powerful tips, tutorials, and templates. Learn to work on Office files without installing Office, create dynamic project plans and team calendars, auto-organize your inbox, and more. Freezing and unfreezing rows and columns in Google Sheets is very easy. The steps here were performed in Google Chrome version 75 but are similar in any modern browser. In this example, we'll freeze the first row to show how it works when you scroll away from the first row. In Google Sheets, if you want to link data from multiple cells together, you don’t have to merge them. You can use the CONCAT, CONCATENATE, and JOIN functions to combine them in one cell. These functions range from the simplistic (CONCAT) to the complex (JOIN).

Have you ever had a list of names in a spreadsheet and wanted to separate them by first and last names into two columns? Instead of wasting time with tedious copying and pasting, there’s a quick, easy way to separate text into columns in Google Sheets.

Google sheet join columns and rows
  • In Google Sheets, paste your data into a column. You’ll see a little clipboard icon appear in the lower-right hand corner of your data. Click on that, and you will see the option to split the data into columns. Alternatively, if your data is already in your spreadsheet, head up to the Data menu > Split text to columns.
  • Depending on the source of the data, you may have commas, periods, or spaces separating the information. In our example, we’re set to comma, meaning that the information after a comma is going to be moved to a new column.

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Google Sheet Join Columns And Cells


In my table, column A has row names and other columns have values:

I'd like to join nonempty values, preceding them with row names and separating by commas. So, the desired output is:


Google Sheet Join Columns And Rows

This is somewhat similar to Concatenating only filled cells except I also have row names.

If the query function allowed concatenation of string values, a solution could be something like select concat(A,B) where B!=', subsequently joined. At present this is not supported, however.

Google Sheet Join Columns

I post my solution as an answer, but I'd like to see other approaches, as the double-filter formula looks a bit repetitive.