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I need help in excel to re-format my output data. The experimental set up plate has 16 rows (left to right) and 22 columns (top to bottom), but I had used only 16 rows ( A B,C,……to P) and 6 columns (4,5,6,7,8,9).

My experimental design set up is from top to bottom. That is A4,B4,C4,D4,E4,F4,G4,H4 I4,J4,K4,L4,
M4,N4,O4,P4  to… A9,B9,C9,D9,E9,F9,G9,H9 I9,J9,K9,L9,M9,N9, O9,P9.

But the data generated by the instrument is given in the following order: A4,A5,A6,A7,A8,A9 to  P4,P5,,P6,P7,P8,P9

I looking for a simple way to reformat the output data the way I had set up. i.e. A4,B4,C4,D4,E4,F4,G4,H4 I4,J4,K4,L4, etc.  

The number of columns may vary, but the rows always remain the same for each experiment.

Can a set up sheet be generated wherein the data is pasted and the output is generated in different sheet

Thank you



Sure - that can be done.  However, you have confused me.  Excel labels columns (A, B, ...) and rows are numbers (1,2,. . . )  but you say the opposite (you may be talking about labels you have entered in cells in excel).  So if you could send me a sample workbook with the raw data and then indicate how you want the data to be transformed and remind me that columns are variable (but contiguous I would assume) I can suggest something.  

We might have to go back and forth a couple of times for clarification but this should be doable.

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