The information that you put into a spreadsheet can be incorrect, or require editing. Occasionally that can be as simple as changing a couple numbers or letters, but sometimes it requires you to delete large amounts of data at once so that you can re-enter it. A quick way to do this in a Google Sheets row is to simply clear all of that data at once.
The advantage to clearing a row over deleting a row is that it keeps the structure of the spreadsheet in tact so that you don’t have to insert a new row before you start adding the new information. Our guide below will show you a quick method to clear all of the data from a row in Google Sheets.
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How to Clear All of the Cells in a Row in Google Sheets
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome, but will also work in other desktop Web browsers as well. This guide is going to show you how to select an entire row in your spreadsheet, then clear all of the data from the cells in that row. The row itself will remain in the spreadsheet, so there will be an empty row left after you complete these steps.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive and open the Sheets file containing the row that you wish to empty.
Step 2: Select the row number at the left side of the spreadsheet.
Step 3: Right-click the selected row number, then click the Clear row option.
Note that you can select multiple rows to clear by holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and clicking each row number that you wish to empty.
If you have cleared a row in Google Sheets, then you probably noticed that there was also an option to delete that row instead. Find out how to delete multiple rows in Google Sheets, even if they aren’t grouped together. Google Sheets lets you select rows individually and delete them, which can save you some time if you need to delete a lot of non-contiguous rows at the same time.
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