Convert an Excel table to a range of data

After you create an Excel table, you may only want the table style without the table functionality. To stop working with your data in a table without losing any table style formatting that you applied, you can convert the table to a regular range of data on the worksheet.

Example of data formatted as an Excel table

Important: To successfully complete this procedure, you must have first created an Excel table. For more information, see Create or delete an Excel table.

  1. Click anywhere in the table then go to Table Tools > Design on the Ribbon. On a Mac go to the Table tab.

  2. In the Tools group, click Convert to Range.


    Right-click the table, then in the shortcut menu, click Table > Convert to Range.

    Excel Ribbon Image

    Note: Table features are no longer available after you convert the table back to a range. For example, the row headers no longer include the sort and filter arrows, and structured references (references that use table names) that were used in formulas turn into regular cell references.

Note: You cannot convert a table to a data range in Excel Online.

This feature is not available in Excel Online.

If you have the Excel desktop application, you can use the Open in Excel button to open your workbook to convert the table to a range.

Need more help?

You can always ask an expert in the Excel Tech Community, get support in the Answers community, or suggest a new feature or improvement on Excel User Voice.

See Also

Video: Create and format tables

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