CSV: Change rows into columns with OpenOffice or Excel

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Hannes, Tech Support

CSV: Change rows into columns with OpenOffice or Excel

Post by Hannes, Tech Support » Wed May 09, 2007 7:20 am

OpenOffice Calc and MS Excel both provide means to reverse/invert a CSV

Name1, Address1, URL1
Name2, Address2, URL2
Name3, Address3, URL3

into this format:

Name1, Name2, Name3
Address1, Address2, Address3
URL1, URL2, URL3


Using OpenOffice Calc
a) Mark lines to be reversed
b) Cut data
c) Use "Insert Content...", with "Transpose" being checked. (Frankly, the keywords may be slightly different, as I tested this on a German version)

MS Excel
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steogede
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Re: CSV: Change rows into columns with OpenOffice or Excel

Post by steogede » Wed May 27, 2009 9:34 am

In the English version, it is 'Edit -> Paste Special..." rather than "Insert Content..."
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