# Select Every Other (or Every nth) Row – Excel & Google Sheets

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*This tutorial will demonstrate how to get a value from every other (or every nth) row in Excel and Google Sheets.*

## Identify Every Other Row

To identify every other row, we can use the MOD function to let us know if each Row is divisible by a certain number. Here we will use 2 to identify every other row.

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=MOD(ROW(B3),2) |

We will walkthrough this below.

## ROW Function – Return Row number

First, we will use the ROW Function to tell us which row we are in:

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=ROW(B3) |

In the next section, we will use the MOD function to let us know if the row number is divisible by a certain number, in this case – 2.

## MOD Function – Show if the Row is Divisible by 2

The MOD Function will show us if the row that we are in is divisible by 2.

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=MOD(C3,2) |

Combining these functions yields the original formula.

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=MOD(ROW(B3),2) |

## Select Every nth Row

To get the every 3rd (nth) row, we change the number to divide by to 3 (n).

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=MOD(c3,3) |

We can switch the filter on to filter on the MOD result required to show specific rows.

## Get Value from Every nth Row

To get the value from every other row or nth row, we can use the OFFSET and ROW functions.

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=OFFSET($B$3,(ROW(D1)*2)-1,0) |

We will walkthrough this below.

## Return the nth Row

First, we will use the ROW Function to pick up the 1^{st} Row. Copying this formula down, will mean that the Row number picked up will dynamically change as the formula does.

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=ROW(D1) |

In the next section, we will use the OFFSET function to get the value from the Row multiplied by the value you wish to offset the row by.

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=OFFSET($B$3,(D3*2)-1,0) |

Combining these functions yields the original formula.

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=OFFSET($B$3,(ROW(E1)*2)-1,0) |

## Write VBA Code

We can use a VBA procedure to loop through a range of cells and return the value from every 2nd or nth cell.

The following procedure will loop through the range of cells and populate every second row in Column C with the corresponding number from column B.

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Sub SelectAltRows() Dim rng1 As Range Dim rng2 As Range Dim x As Integer Dim NoRws As Integer 'select the range Set rng1 = Range("B1:B10") 'count the rows NoRws = rng1.Rows.Count 'loop through every second cell of the range For x = 1 To NoRws Step 2 'put the value from column B into column C rng1.Cells(x, 1).Offset(0, 1) = rng1.Cells(x, 1) Next End Sub |

The result of running this procedure would be:

## Select Every Other (or Every nth) Row in Google Sheets

These formulas work exactly the same in Google Sheets as in Excel.