Delete Row

 

Delete Row | Delete Rows | Delete Cells

To quickly delete a row in Excel, select a row and use the shortcut CTRL - (minus sign). To quickly delete multiple rows, select multiple rows and use the same shortcut.

Delete Row

To delete a row in Excel, execute the following steps.

1. Select a row.

Select Row

2. Right click, and then click Delete.

Click Delete

Result:

Row Deleted

Note: instead of executing step 2, use the shortcut CTRL - (minus sign).

Delete Rows

To quickly delete multiple rows in Excel, execute the following steps.

1. Select multiple rows by clicking and dragging over the row headers.

Select Multiple Rows

2. Press CTRL - (minus sign).

Result:

Rows Deleted

Delete Cells

Excel displays the Delete Cells dialog box if you don't select a row or multiple rows before using the shortcut CTRL - (minus sign).

1. Select cell A3.

Select Cell

2. Press CTRL - (minus sign).

3a. Excel automatically selects "Shift cells up". Click OK.

Delete Cells Dialog Box

Result:

Shift Cells Up

3b. To delete a row, select "Entire row" and click OK.

Select Entire Row

Result:

Delete Entire Row

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