How To View Hidden Rows In Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a powerful tool for managing and analyzing data. But sometimes, you may find that some rows are hidden when you’re working on a sheet. No need to worry! This post will guide you through the step-by-step process on how to view hidden rows in Google Sheets.

Step 1: Open Your Google Sheet

First, navigate to your Google Sheets homepage and open the sheet that contains the hidden rows.

Step 2: Locate The Hidden Rows

Hidden rows in Google Sheets are marked by a double-sided arrow between the visible rows. For example, if row 5 is hidden, you’ll see a double-sided arrow between rows 4 and 6.

Step 3: Unhide The Rows

To unhide the rows, simply hover over the double-sided arrow. Your cursor will turn into a hand shape. Then, click and drag down the arrow to reveal the hidden rows. You can also right-click on the double-sided arrow and select ‘Unhide rows’ from the dropdown menu.

Alternatively, if you know the specific numbers of the rows that are hidden, you can unhide them using the following steps:

Step 3.1: Click on the “Format” Tab

From the menu bar at the top of your Google Sheets homepage, click on the “Format” tab to open the dropdown menu.

Step 3.2: Select “Row height”

From the dropdown menu, move your cursor to hover over the “Row height” option.

Step 3.3: Input the Row Number

A box will appear where you can enter the row number of the hidden row you wish to unhide. Enter the row number, then click “OK”.

If you’re dealing with a large dataset and multiple hidden rows, it can be tiring to unhide rows one by one. In this case, you can use the custom function in Google Sheets to unhide all rows at once. Here’s how:

Unhide All Rows At Once Using The Custom Function

Google Sheets allows you to use custom functions to perform complex operations. The following code will unhide all rows in your sheet:

function unhideAllRows() {
  var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet().getActiveSheet();
  var maxRows = sheet.getMaxRows();
  sheet.showRows(1, maxRows);

You need to open the “Script Editor” from the “Extensions” tab, then copy and paste the above code there. Once you’ve done this, you can run the function by clicking the play button. This will unhide all rows in the active sheet.

And that’s it! Now you know how to view hidden rows in Google Sheets. Happy data analyzing!