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How to Swap Cells in Google Sheets (2024 Update)

How to Swap Cells in Google Sheets

Swapping cells in Google Sheets is a common task that can be done in a few simple steps. 

Suppose you have the following data:

Cells A1, A2, and A3 contain the values "Apple", "Apricot", and "Avocado".

Cells B1, B2, and B3 contain the values "Banana", "Blueberry", and "Blackberry".

You want to swap the entire A column cells (A1, A2, A3) with the B column cells (B1, B2, B3). You can use a helper column for this. 

1. Copy the First Group of Cells

Select cells A1 to A3. Right-click and choose "Copy" or use Ctrl+C (Cmd+C on Mac).

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2. Find an Empty Space

Choose an empty area on the sheet, for example, cells C1 to C3.

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3. Paste the Copied Cells to the Empty Space

Right-click on cell C1 and choose "Paste" or use Ctrl+V (Cmd+V on Mac).

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4. Copy the Second Group of Cells

Now select cells B1 to B3. Copy them using the same method.

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5. Paste the Second Group into the First Group’s Original Location

Select cell A1. Paste the copied cells.

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6. Copy the First Group from the Temporary Location

Select cells C1 to C3 (where you initially copied A1 to A3). Copy these cells.

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7. Paste them into the Second Group’s Original Location

Select cell B1. Paste the copied cells.

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8. Clear the Temporary Cells

Finally, clear the cells in the temporary location (C1 to C3).

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We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to swap cells in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our articles on how to fix circular dependency in Google Sheets and how to use PI in Google Sheets.

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