Sorting A Table By Numbers

Oct 15, 2008

I have managed to produce a table which uses formulas to calculate the amount of 'points' someone/a team has accumulated over a period of time however it seems that for some reason or another I cannot sort the table into order of 'who has the most points'


above is the final standings but as you can see the 'sort' function isnt working, and if i do any other sort the name of the person and the points no longer correspond... i.e. it ends up putting the names in alphabetical order and leaving all other columns as they currently are, or it changes the points column, leaving the names in the same place...

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Aug 26, 2009

I should sort numbers in ascending order from left to right, but the numbers sort only from right to left.

This is what I want:

And this is how it goes:

There are also numbers that have letter at the end (1.2.3a), and the cell format is text.

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Feb 25, 2009

I have three columns that are added together. Depending on where I need them to go, I need three options. For example, E6,E7,&E8 are added up, on E9, I need to be able to direct it to "A @ E10", "B @ E11", or "C @ E12"

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May 28, 2014

I'm attempting to create a formula that'll sort a range of numbers and then return the corresponding values based on a specific place within the sorted range.

In this case, I'd like the following numbers sorted smallest to largest:

15, 9, 11, 19, 22, 17, 24, 19, 17, 24

The result would return something like:

9, 11, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19, 22, 24, 24

Then I'd like it to return the value based off of the formula in cell U13 & U14. In this case, it'd return the value in the 2nd and the 9th position (bolded above). I tried to use INDEX(), but it's returning the values in the unsorted list. I'd like it to return values from a sorted list. Also, I'm trying to solve this using a formula (not Sort & Filter) or VBA.

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Nov 13, 2008

I have a list of 2,000 plus numbers and the list contains numbers and text. When I sort or filter, the only option is sort A to Z (or Z to A), but the result is all of the numbers are sorted, then the numbers with letters are sorted. How can I sort both? I attached a excel example of what I am looking for.

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Oct 20, 2009

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Jul 31, 2013

I have three columns expressing death dates (date, month, year). The months and dates are finally sorting correctly within the same year, but I have it set to sort by year first.

The column starts off fine with 1860, goes up to 2013, then starts back at 1884 and goes back up to 2009. I can't find any difference between the two groups: there are some of the same years represented, there are blank month and date cells in both. I have a worksheet with birth dates that sorted fine; the only difference I can find is that birth dates only go up to 1997, but the column is formatted as General, so the turn of the century shouldn't be a problem.

I've tried highlighting the whole thing before sorting as well as selecting one cell as usual. I've also tried formatting the column as Text. I can't think of anything else.

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Apr 14, 2008

I'm trying to develop this formula for days now.
how can I not list repeated nums from a array example:

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no repeat nums: 675, 863, 982, 856

as 765 was repeat of 675 it should not be used.
keep in mind same goes of 3-4-5... repeats,

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Nov 15, 2006

I have a spreadsheet with three Columns. Column A contains Account numbers that are both Numeric & AlphaNumeric for eg 3000, 3001A, 4001, 4501D.

I need VBA code that will forst sort the Numeric accounts 3000, 3001, 3002 etc and then then AlphaNumeric Codes 3001A, 3002B, 4501D etc

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Dec 15, 2006

I have numbers like this and their sorting wrong. I want to sort in decending order by last digit to the right.

How it's sorting now: (sorting by first number sequence)


I would like it to sort like this:


These WERE text numbers that were formulated to read like dates. Is there any way to munipulate how to sort? I'm just looking to sort it like it was a date. I get text files in formats like this:

09062006 and I formulated them to read 09/06/06 like it would be a date.

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Jun 17, 2014

A column holds numbers and numbers with suffixes. The conventional sort function pushes the text values to the bottom. I need them sorted along with the numbers.

Microsoft's KB says to add a column formatted as text and then to RETYPE ALL OF THE VALUES! Splendid. But my file has hundreds of records. Re-typing all of them would be a major pain. On the other hand, if I had started typing while trying to find a way to sort the darn thing I might be done by now.

Here's what I know so far: If we create a column, format it as text and then populate with 1, 2, 3, 4, 1a, 2a, 3a, 4a, etc. it will sort exactly correct (1, 1a, 2, 2a...) after selecting the "sort numbers and numbers stored as text separately" when the Sort Warning appears. If you try to create the sample I typed here, you need to be careful that the area is formatted as text BEFORE entering the text. You apparently cannot change the format of an existing column of data to Text or if you do it does not have the desired effect when sorting. It might be useful to know if this can be done too. MS suggests not.

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Aug 3, 2014

I've question in sorting: I've 2 column in one datasheet. one contain value of numbers and the other contain names of employes. i want to sort the name of the emplyes by the values that is on the first column.

Anther question is how to make it dynamically so ill not sorting it every time that the values of the first column is changing.

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May 10, 2013

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Jun 7, 2013

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I am trying to do a VLOOKUP using a list based on our Part numbers in Excel 2007. When I do a normal sort it groups the numbers 1 thru 9 by the number of digits, giving me multiple list of 1 thru 9. When I do my lookup it will not find the shorter numbers. Is there some way to sort these Part numbers in order regardless of the number of digits?

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May 26, 2014

I currently have a six column table that I would like to:

1. Take in an input in the form of a number and a letter in two separate columns. (Most Recent and Second Most Recent are purely output)

2. Sort the inputs from most recent to least recent - only store the most recent two.

3. An update only occurs if Current differs from Most Recent i.e. no repeat values.


Begin with a six column table (E/O stands for even or odd).

Most Recent
Second Most Recent


Place a number/letter in the current section - which most recent also takes the value of.

Most Recent
Second Most Recent


Update the value of current - this moves 10/E to the Second Most Recent entry and replaces Most Recent with the new value.

Most Recent
Second Most Recent


Update the value once more - understand the process.

Most Recent
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I tried this with IF statements but the circular referencing makes this seem approach seem difficult.

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Jan 7, 2007

I have a fairly large list (1200 rows) of part numbers that I would like to sort. The part number has text and numbers, with a number in the middle. I need excel to ignore this middle number when sorting (but not any of the other numbers). Excel currently sorts like this:

MKDSN 1,5/ 3
MKDSN 1,5/ 3-5,08
MKDSN 1,5/ 4
MKDSN 1,5/14-5,08

when I want it to sort like this:

MKDSN 1,5/ 3
MKDSN 1,5/ 4
MKDSN 1,5/ 3-5,08
MKDSN 1,5/14-5,08

The first few letters in the part number or the numbers at the end aren't consistant. But it's always the numbers after the "/" and before the "-" (where there is one) that I want to ignore.

At the very least I would I need the list in alphabetical order. I don't need the list to be sorted by the "ignored number" at all. Meaning, I would be happy with this result:

MKDSN 1,5/ 3
MKDSN 1,5/ 4
MKDSN 1,5/ 2
MKDSN 1,5/14-5,08
MKDSN 1,5/ 3-5,08
MKKDS 2/24
MKKDS 2/20-3,5
MKKDS 2/ 2-3,5

I don't mind getting rid of "/" or spaces or "," in the part number, but I would prefer to not split the part number between two columns.

I tried creating a custom list, but there are just too many varieties to list them all.

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to the following:
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I am trying to create a macro where users can rearange data in a table. I used the macro recorder to sort the data in colmn C in descending order and this is the code that I got:


ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("By Client").Sort.SortFields.Clear
ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("By Client").Sort.SortFields.Add Key:=Range( _
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Jul 10, 2009

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I have attached a table where I would like the sorting of columns B - E done in the following order (All decreasing order):

Comp Points first
then by Sets %
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I am drawing this info from another table. Will this have an effect on if it can be sorted dynamically? Hoping that as i enter a result in the other table, it will bring across the current comp points, set % and points %, and then sort the table into the rankings all at once.

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First all the columns with only numeric-cells in the mixed row, with those columns sorted in DESCENDING numeric order of the numeric-cells in the mixed row; followed by the columns with only word-cells in the mixed row sorted by ASCENDING alphabetic order.

So far all I have been able to accomplish is:

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This may sound as confusing to you as it does to me, so I have attached an example file showing hypothetical Input Data and the Desired Result.

I did the example file in multiple steps, but that's too painful in the general case where calculations determine what is in which cell in the mixed row. All data are calculated, even the word-cell data AND so dependent on other data, and the columns in the mixed row that are word-cells and those that are numeric cells don't remain the same.

Eventually I'd like to do this with a macro, so if VBA has some power to do this that EXCEL commands don't, then that's fine.

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