How to Create a Table in Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a table in Google Sheets.

How to Create a Table in Google Sheets

In spreadsheets, a table is a useful tool for organizing your data. Consider a table to be a collection of rows and columns in Google Sheets. On the same page, you can have many tables.

Because your data is in rows and columns and all together in a spreadsheet, you might think it’s already in a table. However, unless you’ve used the Excel data table feature, your data isn’t in a genuine “table.”

Once you are ready, we can get started by using real-life scenarios to help you understand how to create a table in Google Sheets.

Creating a Table

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to create a table in Google Sheets.

Step 1

Make sure your group of data is displayed in a clean and tidy manner. This will help us to create the table easily.


Step 2

Next, we will Bold and Center Align the title (i.e. Row 1) to signify that it is the Title Row. We can also center Align the numbers.


Step 3

Now we can create alternate colors for each row. To do so, we select the entire data group, select Format, select Alternating Colors, then choose your desired color combo.




Step 4

Lastly, we can create a filter for the entire data to let us easily filter rows in the sheet.


Step 5

Once you are done editing and customizing the table, it will look something like this.



That’s all there is to it, you now have a functioning table. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to make categories in google sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.