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Transpose table without zeros

Excel formula: Transpose table without zeros
Generic formula 

To dynamically transpose a table that contains blanks, you can use an array formula that uses the TRANSPOSE and IF functions. In the example shown, the multi-cell array formula in H5:I9 is:


Note: this is an array formula that must be entered with Control + Shift + Enter across the entire range H5:I9.

How this formula works

The TRANSPOSE function automatically transposes values in a horizontal orientation to vertical orientation and vice versa.

However, if a source cell is blank (empty) TRANSPOSE will output a zero. To fix that problem, this formula contains an IF function that checks first to see if a cell is blank or not. When a cell is blank, the IF function supplied an empty string ("") to transpose. If not, IF supplies the value normally.

Without IF, the array going into TRANSPOSE looks like this:


After IF, it looks like this:

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