# How To Randomly Sort Rows Of Data

Dec 5, 2012

I have three columns of data that I want to randomly sort by row. It's important that each of the three adjacent cells in each row move together, i.e.

Before assortment:

A1 B1 C1
A2 B2 C2
A3 B3 C3

After random assortment:

A2 B2 C2
A1 B1 C1
A3 B3 C3

## Randomly Sort Set Of Numbers

May 8, 2012

I have a 1x20 array with the numbers 1 thru 20 inside. I want a piece of vba code to randomly sort them. I will do this in a loop to create different "starting arrays" for an optimization code. I just need to be able to randomize the beginning. How is this done? I cant have duplicates.

## Randomly Choose Sample Rows After Using Autofilter

Nov 5, 2009

Can anyone explain clearly (using layman terms) about how to go about randomly choosing specific number of rows from a set of autofiltered records?

For e.g., If there are 1000 rows of data in a worksheet and after applying autofilter to certain column(s) [one or more] say i get some 75 rows. Then how can x no. of rows be chosen where x can be input by the user or calculated based on a certain percentage? Say if out of these 75 filtered rows, 8 rows have to be chosen randomly - where 8 can be input by the user or also be calculated as 10% of 75.

Also, is it possible to choose these x records from the filtered set of rows without actually copying them to another sheet?

## Randomly Select Rows, Columns Or Ranges

Oct 18, 2006

by what means is it possible to unselect randomly selected areas, rows, columns from all sheets?

## Sort The Rows Of Data

Apr 10, 2009

We have an issue with sorting rows of data that have formulas in them.

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These formulas are using data from a row which is above the column headers.

For example cell H2 has 160 manually entered in it. It's the number of work hours available in January 2009.

The column header for that column is in Q4 and has a value of 'Jan'

Below this in cell H5 is the formula '=+H2' because the resource in this row is available for 100% of the month.

Another resource in row 22 has the formula '=+H2*0.15' in cell H22 because they are only available 15% of the time that month.

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The problem occurs when we try to sort this data. Most of the cells displays #REF!. Some show a value, but the calculation is wrong.

## Sort Data Into Multiple Rows

Dec 2, 2008

I'm trying to merge 2 spreadsheets togeather but befor I can do this I need to resolve the following issue - my Excel worksheet has 2 columns with data that looks like this

Value1X1,X2,X5
I need it to change to this
Value1X1
Value1X2
Value1X5

## Sort Data In Grouped Rows

May 22, 2013

I have a workbook (Sort Test.xlsx) where multiple rows belong to the same "group". Is there a way to sort by a value (e.g. name of the test, date of the test, etc.) while maintaining the formatting and keeping the "groups" together? There are 3 sheets in the work book. The first shows the sheet as is, the other two are examples of how I would like to be able to sort the data.

## Sort All Rows Individually With Data Containing BML

Oct 8, 2013

Any way to sort each row individually to move all data starting with letters "BML-" to first three columns? I have a document with data all over spreadsheet multiple rows and columns. But would like to move all cells that start with these characters "BML-" into first second and third column. I have been trying to accomplish it for over two weeks now without any success.

## Sort Data In Rows By Colour

Aug 13, 2012

I have a big database, each row is having it's colour. How can I sort by colour? I mean, data with one colour comes first, then data with another colour comes after etc.

## Sort Data With Two Header Rows

Apr 30, 2008

I have two header rows on a sheet that I need to sort starting on Row 3, Column A.

The sheet is A-K and rows 1 and 2 are headers

Row 1 has merged cells of A-F which says "Information" and then G-K " Tracking Section"
Row 2 is broken up into individual sub-headers in columns, A-K each one having a bit more info for instance:

Under the "Information" merged header in row 1 there is
A2 Name
B2 Work Center
C2 C/O date
D2 Due CC
E2 Due MX

and G-K in row 2 has different sub-headings.

I have tried to use my normal code, which is great for one header, but it ends up sorting the sub-header as I call it...

## Sort Groups Of Data And Maintain Rows?

Jan 3, 2014

I need to sort groups of data by a single cell in the group, compared to other single cells in other groups of data. The groups are always the same number of rows but vary in the number of rows. There is an example file below. The red is the company name and the green is what I need to sort the group by, as compared to the other groups. This example only has a few, the real file has thousands of groups. I want to sort the companies by the totals in green...they are currently in alphabetical order. There must be a way to do this without going the VBA option.

## Sort Repetitive Data From Rows To Columns

Jun 23, 2006

I have a column of repetitive data:

BLANK CELL
NAME
CITY, STATE ZIP
BLANK CELL

I would like to be able to resort the dats so that each line becomes a column
BLANK CELL NAME ADDRESS CITY, STATE ZIP BLANK
CELL

I know I can do it 3 cells/rows at a time using the paste special and
transpose command but I have a 1000 names and addresses. How do I do it in
one operation instead of a thousand?

## Macro To Sort Multiple Rows Of Data

Sep 16, 2008

I have a report that I drop down into Excel that is a transaction report for securities. The data for each security is in two rows. I would like to write a macro that would sort each two-line group by a certain cell in the group. If I could make the macro request the number of rows and columns in each range and the cell address of the cell to sort by, I would be able to use this macro for many different reports. Also, there has to be some way of telling the macro where to begin and where to end. I have some experience with macros although generally I "Frankenstein".

## Sort & Re-write Column Data To Rows - 2003

Nov 10, 2008

I have company asset data listed by item on wksht 1. Example:

Company A Computer 200
Company C Coffee Machine 21
Company A Car A123
Company B Computer 70
Company A Chair B14
Company B Desk C56
Company C Computer 59
Company C Desk C789

I want to sort and covert the column data on wksht1 to row data on wksht2. Example:

Company A Computer 200, Car A123, Chair B14
Company B Computer 70, Desk C56
Company C Computer 59, Coffee Machine 21, Desk C789

I'd like to do this via VBA/Macro(s) if possible.

I have to do this every month, so it would be nice to append the existing data to an "archive" file on wksht3 and then create this months data.

The data is imported each month via a text file with comma delimited fields which become the column data in the top example.

## Non Consecutive Rows Sort Data With Multiple Ranges

Feb 23, 2010

Once again, I'm seeking some further assistance to an issue that I have yet to resolve.

I have several rows of data which I'd like to be able to sort by the info in column "A".

The data rows are not all consecutive. The range for which the data resides are:

Range("A25:A73,A85:A105,A145:A193"), When I sort I want my data to stay within these limits/ranges.

## Randomly Shuffling Data In A Column

Apr 19, 2007

This seems like an easy enough task, but I can't find a simple function (if there is one) to shuffle the data in a column. For instance, if I have a column with 50, 50, 20, 20, 10, is there a way to shuffle this data so it's listed randomly (e.g. 20, 50, 50, 10, 20)?

## Randomly Select Varied Amounts Of Data From A List

Sep 10, 2008

I have a list of people in column A and a list of Cities that they have visited in column B.

I need to check some of the cities they have visited monthly but don't want to check them all.

I have attached a sheet as an example (this has been scaled down).

The number of cities i want to check for each person varies each month depending on how many cities they have visited.

For example, John has visited 16 cities and i want to check 5 of them. I therefore want 5 random cities that he has visited to appear next to his name at the top. The real list of data is massive so this would be really useful if it is possible.

I have looked at rand but i can't get it to randomly give me more than one city, and i don't understand how to get it to give me say 5 cities one month and say 8 cities the next month purely based on a formula from another cell.

## Sort / Filter Rows: Sort A Range Of Row

Nov 26, 2008

I would like to ask if it is possible to sort a range of row? What I mean is, if I sort like Row 1, the entire block of row 1 will move as well? Like if i have column A to F, then row 1 of column A to F will move together at the same time.

## VBA Code To Sort Data - Run-time Error When No Data To Sort

Mar 4, 2010

I havet he following code which sorts data. If there is no data to sort I keep on getting a run time error. Could I add something to my code to prevent the run-time error, as sometime there won't be any data to sort. The code runs when I switch to the worksheet in question.

Sub SortMeetings()
Dim iCTR As Integer
Dim yCTR As Integer
Dim zCTR As Integer

zCTR = 11
For iCTR = 12 To 23
For yCTR = 1 To 10
If Len(Range("D" & iCTR).Offset(0, yCTR)) 0 Then
Range("AA" & zCTR).Value = Format(Range("D" & iCTR).Offset(0, yCTR), "HH:MM") & " " & Range("D" & iCTR).Value
zCTR = zCTR + 1
End If
Next yCTR
Next iCTR
Range("AA11:AA" & zCTR).Select
OrderCustom:=1, MatchCase:=False, Orientation:=xlTopToBottom, _
DataOption1:=xlSortNormal
End Sub

## Sort Multiple Rows Without Affecting Others Rows

Aug 10, 2006

I want to sort each row in an excel sheet so all calls are in alphabetical order without affecting any other row. I need to do this for about 500 rows. Is there any quick way of doing this without having to sort each row individually.

## Sort Without Using The Top 2 Rows

Dec 16, 2009

I have a sheet that has some hidden calculations in the top 2 rows. My actual headers start in row 3 (the amount of data always changes so I chose to put the hidden constants at the top rather than the bottom). I want to sort by the headers in row 3 but I can't figure out how.

## Macro To Sort 100 000 Rows

Sep 21, 2008

I've got up to 150000 rows in excel (2007) and i need to sort the data into 2 sheets.
Sheet1 contains all the data. Sample:

1000999999027FRESH PASTA FETTUCINE WITH TOM102002P N0809100000035000000012810000000+0000000+ 0000000000000000+0203001896409
2000999999027020300189640900000000000005740200070063

As you can see, the first row starts with 1000 and second with 2000. That would be the criteria. All other rows goes exactly the same.

I need macro that copies all the rows starting with 1000 onto sheet2 and all the rows starting with 2000 onto sheet3.

Filtering and copy/paste won't help, because the list is toooooo big. Thatswhy only hope is to find macro that loops threw the list.

## Sort Rows According To A Variable

Dec 7, 2008

I have the following code which sorts rows accoridng to a variable retrieved from a work sheet. When I plug in "SPY" (name of one of the variables in column B), it works fine, but with variable stock_symbol, I'm given an error for some reason.

## Keeping Rows Together For Sort?

Sep 20, 2012

I have dumped main frame data into excel. It is customer info that is in three rows of data each. I need to know if its possible to group or somehow keep three rows of data together for multiple sorts. The first row is the customer name, the second row is their first line of address, the third row is the city, state and zip. I need to add columns to this dumped data, but I will need to do a number of sorts for different views of the data. But as I've stated every 3 rows go together. I've tried different ways to group (for lack of a better word) the three rows, but nothing I've tried works. I've also done multiple searches, but either I'm not searching on the right word or this can't be done.

## Sort Rows Into Another Sheet?

Jan 4, 2013

I am trying to 'sort' rows of data into another sheet in the same excel file. For instance, if i have a row that contains the string "SDMH" then it should be sorted to "Sheet2". In the original sheet, the data does not need to be removed, just copied.

## Trying To Sort Groups Of Rows

Dec 31, 2007

Range("C"&((h-1)*6+2)"G"&((h-1)*6+7)).Select

What is the proper name convention if I want to sort a group of 6 rows at a time. For example if h =1 then I want to select from C2:G7 to sort but I am getting an error when I try to input it as above. I have the sorting code, just need it selected first.

Sorry, I don't know how to turn off smiley faces because the options list isn't available to me, but before the G is a : and a (

Trying to make it Range("C2:G7").Select

## Sort Rows Without Sorting

May 18, 2009

I have data being fed from an application where it's difficult to sort the rows into ascending order. So is there a way that VBA can sort them and produce a value according to the order?

For example, Column A contains 5 rows.
Row 1's value is 4
Row 2's value is 1
Row 3's value is 2
Row 4's value is 3
Row 5's value is 5

If I were to sort these into ascending order, I'd get 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in Column A. But I can't sort the rows so I need code to tell me which is the lowest number (1), which is the second lowest number (2), etc.

The purpose of the code will be to put values in Column B according to what's found in Column A. For the the lowest number, 1, the value in the cell next to it in Column B would be "a". For number 2, it would be "b", etc.

## Macro To Sort The Rows

Aug 24, 2009

I have a spreadsheet that I would like to create a sort macro for. The number of rows will be variable but will always start in the same row. (i.e. ... it might be from A2:E200, A2:E300, A2:244. etc.) Some of the data fields will be blank.

How can I assure I am always getting the correct data selected to sort. I generally create my macros by recording and then sometimes tweaking them manually when necessary but I really don't know VB code very well. When I record a macro using the end/down and end/right combination, I get this
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlToRight)).Select

This may or may not always work depending upon how many blanks I have and where they are located. Here is a simple example of what my sheet may look like. Note column F is blank and column G has formulas that looks at the cells A:E in that particular row for evaluation. The sort only needs to go to row E although if it went further, I guess it wouldn't matter. I'm sure this is an easy problem to resolve but I just don't know what code to use.

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## Sort And Hide Rows As Typed?

May 3, 2014

Is there a way to imitate the search box in access where it highlights any matching text in the entire database. BUT, instead of hitting the next arrow to go to the next matching thing, I want it to simply hide all rows that contain nothing that matches. I don't want it to just hide them though, I want them to be shown from the topmost cell down rather than simply hiding cells and having a ton of gaps to look through. If this can be done in access then that will work as well.

## How To Sort Table After Change Of Rows

Oct 2, 2013

How to autosort table after a row change.