Locking Rows Together When Sorting

Apr 30, 2009

I need to lock consecutive rows together before sorting. e.g. A1 contains a name and A2 is blank: B1 contains data related to name in A1 - so does B2, and so on. Therefore need to lock rows 1 and 2 together, then 3 and 4 together and so on, but sorting on the data in the first cell of the group e.g. A1

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Column List Sorting Locking 2 Columns Together

Sep 24, 2006

This should be a simple question for those who have the knowledge. I am making a 2 column excel page, the first column will have an authors name and the second one will have the book name. I need to lock these two columns together so that author name and book name always stay together (side by side) on the sort command. I need to be able to sort by author or book title and I realize that it gives you the choice to expand the selection, but I can't trust that the others (kids) will realize the importance of doing so. This is going to be a very large list with hyperlinks and I can't afford to chance whether someone else will select the correct command. So a long story short. I want to build a list that can be sorted by author name or book name and be sure that the correct author will always be beside the correct book, but that are able to be independantly sorted

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Jan 4, 2010

I have been assigned the task of creating our new integrated time and leave sheet in Excel 2007, previously we had 2 sheets, one for times and one for leave.

The problem I have is that I need to protect the authorisaton columns therre are 2 one for AM and one for PM, so that only Managers can authorise leave by inputting a password and then initialing the leave.

What I then need to do a the end of each month is for the manager to be able to click a Button with a Macro which will then lock the whole worksheet so that employees cannot change their times after the manager has checked the sheet.

I can lock the authorisation columns and password protect but I have to enable protection on the sheet, when I do this I cannot then figure out a way of running a macro which will then protect the whole sheet and assign a password to it so it cannot be changed after being checked and signed off.

I have tried to create a macro (button) to remove the protection on the 2 columns and then reapply protection to the whole sheet with another button but to no avail.....

If anyone has any suggestions I would be eternaly greatful.

Passwords on the sheet for the different buttons are abc or cobra.

You can download my Spreadsheet here.


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I recently posted a thread on locking one cell if another had a value in it, and vice versa for the other cell. I got this great response (thanks se1429!) and it works GREAT, but I failed to mention that the worksheet is password protected. It asks for a password when I enter a value in one of the cells. I just need help adjusting this code so I can put my password in the code and allow the worksheet to unlock and lock at will by using this password.

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Nov 14, 2008

I'm running Excel 2003 on Windows 2000. I'm working with a worksheet that is about 10,000 rows long and 25 columns wide. The first and second columns all have data in them, and the third through twenty fifth could have data. From row to row, if there is data present it will be in columns from left to right. By that I mean that if there is data in four columns of a particular row, it will always be in columns 1-4, not spread out throughout the 25 columns.

What I'm trying to do is sort the data in each row so that values ascend from left to right. Here's a very simple version of what the data looks like:

1 a 6 3
2 b 5 9 2 8
3 c 6 5 2
4 d 9
5 e 3 9

When I'm done I would want the data to look like this:

1 a 3 6
2 b 2 5 8 9
3 c 2 5 6
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1 123
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5 333
6 444
7 333
8 444

I need to copy all the 123 into a sheet/file and the 333 into another sheet/file.

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I've attached the spreadsheet I want to use. As you can see there are three sets of "bootcamper name" and "time" columns

I wanted to know how I can sort by name or time if I were fill in data that started from A7 and B7 all the way down to A43 and B43 then restarts at C7 and D7 all the way down to let's sat C30 and D30

If I wanted to list all the data alphabetically ( or by time ) from A7 and B7 all the way down to C30 and D30, how can I do that?

Terrible Tuesday.xlsx‎

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I want to be able to download bank transactions in a csv file and have excel sort them according to rules I could define.

The csv file is organized as one transaction per row, with each row having several columns, one of which is a description that typically indicates the merchant.

I want excel to recognize a given merchant in the description cell, and then sort the associated row to be placed into a subcategory (linked to the given merchant) and then summed up.

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Here is my code.

Currently I get a 1004 error. "Method of Range of Object _Global Failed" on "Range(Selection).Sort.SortFields.Clear"

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Dim appExcel As Excel.Application
Dim myWorkbook As Excel.Workbook
Dim myWorkSheet As Worksheet
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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.

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[Code] ........

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[Code] .........

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Please ref attached spreadhseet.

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EDIT: by the way by ascending the data is fine since it orders by smallest number to largest and THEN the "N.A."

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I need to sort the numbers in column 3 in ascending order or filter them but i need the entire row to move when sorted so it needs to look like this

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I don't know how to write formulas or VBA's or anything but am willing to try.

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