Updated: 12/10/2023 by Computer Hope

Row may refer to any of the following:

1. With a keyboard, a row is several keys going horizontally from the left side to the right side of the keyboard. Most keyboards have six rows of keys, with the fingers resting on the home row (fourth row). Other keyboard rows include the function keys (first row), number keys (second row), top row (third row), bottom row (fifth row), and spacebar row (sixth row).


The number of rows on a keyboard is not dependent on the layout. For example, QWERTY, Dvorak, and Colemak all have the same number of rows. However, if the keyboard has no function keys row or it's not counted, there are only five rows, and the third row would be considered the home row.

2. In a database, a row in a table is called a record.

3. A row is several data banks (cells) laid horizontally in a table or spreadsheet. For example, in the picture below, the row headers (row numbers) are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. Row 16 is highlighted in red, and cell D8 (on row 8) is the selected cell.

Spreadsheet overview

How can I freeze or make a row header that does not move?

To keep the top row or a set of rows frozen, so they do not move as you scroll down, use the freeze pane option.

How are rows and columns labeled?

In all spreadsheet programs, including Microsoft Excel, rows are labeled using numbers (e.g., 1 to 1,048,576). All columns are labeled with letters starting with the letter "A." They increment by a letter after the final letter "Z." For example, after the letter Z, the next column is AA, AB, AC, ..., AZ, then increment to BA, BB, BC, etc. to the last column XFD.

When working with a cell, you combine the column with the row. For example, the first cell is in column A and on row 1, so the cell is labeled as A1.

How to highlight a row using the keyboard

To highlight a row in Microsoft Excel using your keyboard, move to a cell in the row you want to highlight. Then, use the keyboard shortcut Shift+spacebar.

How are rows created in an HTML table?

A row is created in an HTML (hypertext markup language) table using the <tr> tag contained in the <table> tag.

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