How To Switch Columns In Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

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

You can easily switch 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 switch columns in Google Sheets.

Switch Columns

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

There are two simple methods to switch columns in Google Sheets. The first method is to drag and drop. The second method is to copy and paste it into the desired column order.

Method 1

You can simply drag and drop columns around depending on how you want to arrange the columns.

For example, you want to move all the data from column A to behind of column B. Simply select the entire column A, left-click and hold down on the header, then drag it across and over to column B.

Once done, your column A will be behind column B.

Method 2

The second method is to copy and paste the column to switch the position of a column.

For example, you want to now move column B into column D. Simply select the entire column B, right-click, and select ‘Copy’.

Then select the entire column D, right-click again, and select ‘Paste’. There you go! You have now learn to easily switch columns in Google Sheets.

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 switch columns in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.