How to Select Every Nth Row in Excel (With Example)


You can use the following basic formula to select every nth row in Excel:

=OFFSET($A$1,(ROW()-1)*n,0)

This formula selects every nth row.

Simply change the value for n in the formula to select specific rows.

For example, you can use the following formula to select every 3rd row:

=OFFSET($A$1,(ROW()-1)*3,0)

The following examples show how to use this formula in practice.

Example: Select Every Nth Row in Excel

Suppose we have the following list of values in Excel:

We can use the following formula to select every third row from the list:

=OFFSET($A$1,(ROW()-1)*3,0)

We will type this formula into cell C1 and then copy and paste it to the remaining cells in column C:

select every nth row in Excel

Notice that every third row has been selected from the list of original values:

If we change the value of n in the formula, we can select a different nth value.

For example, we can use the following formula to select every fifth row from the list:

=OFFSET($A$1,(ROW()-1)*5,0)

We will type this formula into cell C1 and then copy and paste it to the remaining cells in column C:

Notice that every fifth row has been selected from the list of original values:

Additional Resources

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Excel:

How to Delete Filtered Rows in Excel
How to Count Filtered Rows in Excel
How to Sum Filtered Rows in Excel

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