Add or remove rows and columns in Numbers on iPad
You can add, delete and rearrange rows and columns in a table. There are three types of rows and columns:
Body rows and columns contain the table data.
Header rows and columns (if any) appear at the top and left side of the table. They usually have a different background colour to the body rows, and they’re typically used to identify what the row or column contains. Data in header cells isn’t used in calculations, but the text in a header cell can be used in formulas to refer to the entire row or column. A table can have up to five header rows and five header columns.
You can freeze (or lock) header rows and columns so that they’re always visible when you scroll the spreadsheet.
Footer rows (if any) appear at the bottom of a table. A table can have up to five footer rows.
Add or remove rows and columns
Tap the table.
Do any of the following:
Add or delete a row or column at the edge of the table: Tap in the bottom-left corner of the table to add one row; drag down or up to add or delete multiple rows. Tap in the top-right corner of the table to add one column; drag to add or delete multiple columns. You can delete a row or column only if all its cells are empty.
Change the number of rows or columns in the table: Select the table, tap , tap Table, then use next to Rows or Columns, or tap the number of rows or columns to enter a new value.
Insert a row or column within the table: Select an adjacent row or column (tap the row number or column letter), tap or , then tap a placement option.
Insert multiple rows or columns within the table: Select a number of rows or columns — equal to the number you want to insert and adjacent to where you want to insert them — tap or , then tap a placement option.
Delete a row or column within the table: Select the row or column, then tap Delete in the shortcut menu.
You can also copy rows and columns from a table in another spreadsheet or from Pages or Keynote.
Add, remove or freeze header rows and columns
Adding header rows, header columns or footer rows converts existing rows or columns into headers or footers. For example, if you have data in the first row of a table and you add a header row, the first row is converted to a header row that contains the same data.
You can freeze header rows or columns so they’re always visible as you scroll the spreadsheet.
Tap the table, tap , tap Table, then tap Headers & Footer.
Do any of the following:
Add or delete headers and footers: Tap next to a header or footer category.
Freeze header rows or columns: Turn Freeze Rows or Freeze Columns on or off.
Hide or show rows and columns
Hiding rows or columns is useful if, for example, you need to use their data for formulas, but you don’t want the data to be visible.
Note: You can’t hide rows or columns in a pivot table but you can use filters if you want to show only certain data in the pivot table. See Filter data in Numbers on iPad
Tap the table.
Do one of the following:
Hide rows or columns: Select one or more rows or columns to hide, tap or , then tap an option.
A grey bar appears between the column letters or row numbers to show where columns and rows are hidden.
Note: If the rows or columns you select contain merged cells, you may not be able to hide those rows or columns. For example, if you merge two cells in one row, you can hide the row that contains the merged cells, but you can’t hide columns that include the merged cells.
Show hidden rows or columns: Tap any row number or column letter, tap or , then tap Unhide All Rows or Unhide All Columns.
Display filtered rows
If you import a Numbers or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with filtering turned on, some rows in your table may be hidden (or filtered). To display rows that are filtered out, you must turn off filtering.
Tap the table, tap in its top-left corner, then tap in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Tap Turn Filters Off (if you don’t see Turn Filters Off, there’s no filtering).
To reapply the filtering criteria, tap Turn Filters On. You can’t add or edit filtering criteria on your iPhone or iPad.