Macro to take columns and paste them into seperate rows


New Member
Aug 13, 2007
Hi All,

I've searched a number of threads for a solution and tried a few, but can't seem to get it to work on my sheet.

I have a sheet with 2 static columns which give a Description and a code that matches the description. In all of the remaining columns, I have a header, which is the individual profit centre, and in the detail, it has the amount linked to the code in the row and the profit centre in the column.

I want to take all the columns containing the profit centres and the corresponding amounts and bring both of these into new rows. The original table looks something like this:

Column A Column B Column C Column D
GL Description GL Code Profit Centre 1 Profit Centre 2 etc...
Admin Costs 145503 1478 532

What I want it to look like is as follows:

Column A Column B Column C Column D
GL Description GL Code Profit Centre Amount
Admin Costs 145503 Profit Centre 1 1478
Admin Costs 145503 Profit Centre 2 532

I had about 180 columns with profit centres and amounts going across and 223 unique GL codes and descriptions running down. I would appreciate any assistance.


MrExcel MVP
Jan 9, 2008
Try this:-
Results sheet2
[COLOR="Navy"]Sub[/COLOR] MG27Oct41
[COLOR="Navy"]Dim[/COLOR] Rng [COLOR="Navy"]As[/COLOR] Range, Dn [COLOR="Navy"]As[/COLOR] Range
[COLOR="Navy"]Dim[/COLOR] Lst [COLOR="Navy"]As[/COLOR] Long: ray [COLOR="Navy"]As[/COLOR] Variant
[COLOR="Navy"]Dim[/COLOR] Lcol [COLOR="Navy"]As[/COLOR] Long: Ac [COLOR="Navy"]As[/COLOR] [COLOR="Navy"]Long[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Navy"]Dim[/COLOR] c [COLOR="Navy"]As[/COLOR] [COLOR="Navy"]Long[/COLOR]
c = 1
[COLOR="Navy"]Set[/COLOR] Rng = Range(Range("A2"), Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
Lcol = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Columns.Count
ReDim ray(1 To Rng.Count * Lcol, 1 To 4)
ray(1, 1) = "GL Description": ray(1, 2) = "GL Code": ray(1, 3) = "Profit Centre": ray(1, 4) = "Amount"
[COLOR="Navy"]For[/COLOR] [COLOR="Navy"]Each[/COLOR] Dn [COLOR="Navy"]In[/COLOR] Rng
    Lst = Cells(Dn.Row, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
    [COLOR="Navy"]For[/COLOR] Ac = 3 To Lst
        c = c + 1
        ray(c, 1) = "Admin Cost"
        ray(c, 2) = Dn(, 2)
        ray(c, 3) = "Profit Centre " & Ac - 2
        ray(c, 4) = Dn(, Ac)
    [COLOR="Navy"]Next[/COLOR] Ac
[COLOR="Navy"]Next[/COLOR] Dn
Sheets("Sheet2").Range("A1").Resize(c, 4) = ray
[COLOR="Navy"]End[/COLOR] [COLOR="Navy"]Sub[/COLOR]
Regards Mick


New Member
Aug 13, 2007
Hi Mick,

Thanks a mil for your response. I get a weird error though when I run the macro. It says "Compile error: Statement invalid outside Type block". It then highlights the Sub MG27Oct41 line in yellow. I do notice that when I paste the code, it adds a () parenthesis behind this line which is not in your original code. I'm not sure if this has any impact? Also, it selects the 'Dim Lst as Long: ray As Variant' row.

(I'm very new to macros, so my apologies if some of this is very basic).

Thanks again,


MrExcel MVP
Jan 9, 2008
That line is the sub Name, if you want to run it under your own sub name then delete the line "Sub MG27Oct41 "
You may also find you then have 2 "End Subs", delete on of those also!!

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