# How to use the Excel TRANSPOSE function

Let’s assume there is a matrix or array of 2 x 3. It means that the matrix has 2 rows and 3 columns. But when you take the transpose of the 2 x 3 matrix. It returns the matrix of 3 x 2 by interchanging rows to columns and vice versa

The TRANSPOSE function returns the transpose of the matrix or array.
Syntax:

=TRANSPOSE(array)

Note: You need to select the cells first and then type the formula. If you select more cells than you should have. It will generate errors in the extra cells.

Let’s understand this function using it an example.
Here we have numbers in an array. we need to find the transpose of the array First of all we need to select the exact columns and rows the same as the rows and columns
Use the formula in the selected cells

{=transpose(A1:B5)}

Use Ctrl + Shift + Enter instead of just Enter to get the curly braces. DO NOT put curly braces manually As you can see the rows become columns and columns becomes rows. This function gets you the transpose of the matrix or array..

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