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Microsoft 365: Convert a Table to a Data Range

By August 30, 2022No Comments

Tables in Excel are typically helpful and easy to use, but occasionally you can run into formatting issues that just can’t seem to be fixed, like a cell that’s formatted as a percentage but displaying as a decimal.  I typically notice this issue with formatted cells — especially percentages & dates, even cells with data validation — and finally have a workaround: convert the table back to a data range. It even keeps the formatting of the cells, though it’s easy to remove if needed.

To convert a table to a range, simply select the table and right click. Select “Convert to range” and confirm your choice when prompted:


The cell selection will look much the same, but the filters will disappear and it will no longer be a table.  This solved formatting and data validation warnings for me, and I hope it’s helpful for you too!

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