How To Jump To A Row In Google Sheets

Google Sheets, part of the Google Drive interface, is a powerful tool you can use to manage and analyze data. Many times, we work with large spreadsheets that contain hundreds or even thousands of rows. Navigating through these large datasets can be quite cumbersome. Fortunately, Google Sheets provides an easy way for users to instantly jump to a specific row without having to scroll through all the data. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps on how to jump to a specific row in Google Sheets. Let’s get started!

Method 1: Using the ‘Go to range’ feature

The ‘Go to range’ feature is a simple and quick method to jump to a specific row in Google Sheets. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open your Google Sheets document.
  2. In the menu bar, click on ‘Edit’.
  3. Scroll down the drop-down menu and click on ‘Go to range…’
  4. Now, in the box that appears, type the number of the row you want to go to. For instance, if you want to go to the 50th row, type ‘50’ and then press Enter or click on the ‘OK’ button.

Google Sheets will then directly take you to the row you specified.

Method 2: Using a Google Apps Script

If you are dealing with very large Google Sheets and you constantly need to navigate to specific rows, then using Google Apps Script might be more efficient. Below is an example of how to use Google Apps Script:

function jumpToRow() {
  var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
  var range = sheet.getRange('A50');

In the example above, SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet() is used to get the active spreadsheet. getRange(‘A50’) is used to specify the range (in this case, the 50th row). Finally, setActiveRange(range) is used to set the specified range as the active range. This script will make the 50th row active whenever it is run.


Being able to quickly navigate to a specific row in Google Sheets can save you a lot of time, especially when working with large datasets. While there are other methods available, the ‘Go to range’ feature and using a Google Apps Script are two of the simplest and most straightforward methods.

Feel free to experiment with these methods and find out what works best for you. Remember, the goal is to make your Google Sheets experience as smooth and efficient as possible!