How To Select Multiple Columns In Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to select multiple columns in Google Sheets.

You can easily select multiple columns in Google Sheets by using functions and formulas in Google Sheets.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to select multiple columns in Google Sheets.

Select Multiple Columns

Before we start, you will need to get ready a set of data for us to work on.

Method 1

The first method to selecting multiple columns in Google Sheets is to simply hover your cursor on a particular column, then drag your cursor towards the left or right side of the Google Sheets to select multiple columns at once.

You can see on the right corner, which is a ‘Name box’, indicating that you have selected column A to column B.

You can also select multiple columns by hovering your cursor on a particular column, then holding down ‘Shift’ on your keyboard, then pressing the arrow keys left or right to select multiple columns.

Method 2

The second method is to select multiple columns that are not next to each other. For example, you only want to select columns A and C.

You can simply hover your cursor on a particular column, which is column A, then select the entire column, then hold down ‘command’ for Mac users or ‘Ctrl’ for Windows users, and hover your cursor on column C, then select the entire column C.

Summary

That’s all there is to it. 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 select multiple columns in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.