# Sorting Numbers Of Varying Lengths

Aug 15, 2012

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?

## Varying Lengths Of Digits

Jan 16, 2006

My data is as follows, all in one cell:

10015200 US Government Bonds 18,369,423.52
10012301 US Government Bonds 10,232.21

There are many varying lengths of digits. I am trying split off the numbers
to the right of US Government Bonds into another column. Here is my
formula:
=RIGHT(A7,IF(ISERROR(FIND(" ",A7)),LEN(A7),FIND(" ",A7)))

My result is 9,423.52. Its not pulling the whole number.

What do I need to change in the formula?

## Extract Varying Lengths Of Text

Jul 9, 2007

I have a column of data that contains suburb, state and postcode (zip code). I can extract the postcode quite easily using:

=RIGHT(H2,4)
However, sometimes there is one word for the suburb, and other times there are two or more words. Also, the state abbreviation contains either two or three letters:
MARYBOROUGH QLD 4650
BRAY PARK QLD 4500
TEA TREE GULLY SA 5091
Does anyone know of any code I could use to extract the three pieces of information into three new columns? (I.e. Suburb, State, Postcode)

I imagine the formula would contain some method of counting the number of paces; however, the number of spaces between each word may be more than one space.

## Macro For Rows Of Varying Lengths

Jul 13, 2007

I paste in information in Columns A-E with varying lengths for each report that I need to generate (They generally range anywhere from 10-500 rows). I have formulas already in place in the first row of Columns F-L that need to be copied down as far as columns A-E go. I recorded a macro for this when I try to run the macro for another report with more or less row entries it copies down as far as the original recording was set. How do I make it so the rows will copy down just as many as I need and not some arbitrary number of rows? This is my first post so if any clarification is needed that's no problem.

## Function To Work For Barcodes Of Varying Lengths?

Aug 4, 2014

Goal: To extract the barcode (numbers and letters between B/C: and , P/G) from the following string:

"Codec B/C: A01234567, P/G: 123456728912345"
Current Function: =MID(A1,(FIND("B/C:",A1)+5),(FIND("P/G:",A1)-14))

Problem: I need this function to work for barcodes of varying lengths. For example, in some cases the barcode may be 8 characters long and at other times the barcode will be 14 characters long etc.Below is a screenshot of how I have this currently set up in excel.

## Extracting Substring Text Of Varying Lengths

Dec 6, 2013

I have figured out certain formulas that can get me pieces of the text substring, I am having difficulty finding an all in one solution that will allow me to run a macro and automate this process due to the nature of variability of the # of characters in the text string. The category and what I need to extract is as follows (Michigan Missing Zips roll up I can deal with):

MWR - Illinois - HORIZONTAL LATHES
MWR - Illinois

MWR - Illinois - MACHINING CENTERS - HORIZONTAL & OTHER
MWR - Illinois

MWR - Illinois - MACHINING CENTERS - VERTICAL
MWR - Illinois

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

## Copying Contents Of Columns Of Varying Lengths

Feb 7, 2007

I export data from another programme into excel and I wish to write a macro to copy the contents of columns G, H, I and J and paste it into columns A, B, C, D but starting at row 4. I then carry out various formatting tasks. I have written a macro that works for the copy and paste and the formatting but it only works when the data is the same length. The length of the data exported varies each time and so I am looking for some code that stops at a blank cell and copies the range above. I believe this uses xlup or xldown.

## Macro For Summing Columns Of Varying Lengths

Mar 16, 2007

I have a worksheet (downloaded from Paypal) and the columns I need to sum are of varying length (sometimes 12 rows and maybe 200). I am having trouble finding a way to find the end plus one of the column to write the formula in.

## Macro To Sum Or Subtotal Ranges Of Varying Lengths In A Column

May 1, 2014

I've reached a point in this macro where I'm stuck with NO clue how to achieve this, or even whether it can be done. In the Before sheet below, I need to bold the cells in H & I if the word "Total" is in G. I could probably manage that part, but here's the weird part: I need to add a formula to H & I of each row with "Total" in G to sum the numbers above it, from the previous total down to the current total. But there's no telling how long each range might be on a given report; from 1 row up to 8 rows.

THEN, in the second row below the end of columns H & I, I need to put a formula totalling all of the preceding Totals

I wonder if there might be a way to tell it to put a formula in H by each cell that has "Total" in G, with the formula summing or subtotalling everything from the cell in H that has data in F to the cell just above the "Total".

Attached File : Acct Activity.xlsx‎

## Flexibility- Allowing My Macro To Run In A More Global Environment With Varying Data-set Lengths

Aug 27, 2008

I'm having difficulty allowing my macro to run in a more global environment with varying data-set lengths.

For example:

Though the following "copy" scenario works for me when my data set is contained within cells B2:B35:
Range("A2:A35").Select
Selection.Copy

It does not allow me to work with a set of data that extends beyond this--say to B50 or B60. Is there any way to allow this command, and others, to be a bit more flexible with my data set lengths?

## Sorting Columns Of Different Lengths

Oct 15, 2009

I have three columns, one column is time every two seconds with data associated that time, and one is time every minute with an associated tidal height.

I want to sort my data so that for every 2 seconds I have an associated tidal height for that minute.

eg:
what I have:
Time Time Tidal Height
(2 sec intervals) (min) (meters)
1:15:00 1:15 1.342
1:15:02 1:16 1.221
1:15:04 1:17 1.115
...
1:15:58 1:43 0.024
1:15:60 1:44 0.012
1:16:00 1:45 0.008 ....................

## Macro To Subtotal Varying Lists Of Numbers

Apr 17, 2014

I am fairly new to excel and I am having trouble trying to get a sub total function to work for me. I need the subtotal to for a list of about 20 columns in one line with a varying amount of rows. So the subtotal must stop when there is a blank at the top. I can get the macro to find the totals A on the spreadsheet and then offset to beneath the columns of numbers but the sub total formulas takes in every number. Here is the example:

456.00
8,798.00

45,465.00
789,789.00

45,465.00
789,789.00

45,646.00
7,897.00

Totals A

[Code] ........

## Macro, Autofill On Varying Numbers Of Rows

Jan 13, 2003

I am putting together a macro to import a CSV file onto excel. I will be manipulating columns of data (concatinating some, dividing by 100 etc.)

What I am having trouble with is that each file imported will have different number of rows.
I tried, in recording a macro, to use autofill (entered formula and double-click fill handle to drop the fourmula into each cell) hoping this would show me how to do it but alas, it just coded the range as the starting and stopping cells (didn't show a count formula or some such.

## SUMIF- Column Of Contract Numbers Of Varying Length

Mar 27, 2009

I have a column of contract numbers of varying length. I want to run a sumif of all of the values on my reference sheet that have the contract number beginning with the contract number in my listing. All of the the contract values in my reference sheet are very long. Since the numbers I am working with vary in length, i don't know how to match this string in the sumif function

I want something like this

=SUMIF('Reference Sheet!\$A\$5:\$A\$13410,LEFT("", LEN('Select Contracts'!\$C6))='Select Contracts'!\$C6,'FINALIZED DATA'!\$H\$5:\$H\$13410)

Is there a way to refer to the range in the sumif function,

## Varying Validation Drop-downs Based On Varying Cell Values

Aug 7, 2013

I am attempting to have cells in Column 'U' deliver different drop-down menus based on the corresponding value in column 'D'. I have created 7 named lists:

List_117G
List_152
List_JMET
List_XBAND
List_PACWIND
List_VORTEX
List_ROVER

Those lists will be called up based on 7 values in column “D”:
“G”
“152”
“J”
“X”
“D/E”
“V”
“R”

So far I have only been able to get this to work for the first category “G”. When I change the value of column “D” from “G” to “152” I no longer get a drop-down. Here is the formula I am using in the List function of validation.

=IF(D6="G",List_117G,IF(D6="152",List_152,IF(D6="J",List_JMET,IF(D6="X",List_XBAND,
IF(D6="D/E",List_PACWIND,IF(D6="V",List_VORTEX,IF(D6="R",List_ROVER,)))))))

## Combine Rows Of Varying Length And Varying Number Of Occurrences

Jun 28, 2012

There are 11,000 rows and 4,000 are unique. The goal is to merge the data down to the 4,000 records. Each of the unique entries shows up 1 to 15 times.

In trying to solve this, I wonder if I should break this down into the different # of occurances and implement specific solutions. e.g., There are

5700 entries that show up 2x
504 that show up 3x
24 that show up 12x

## Extract Two Separate Numbers Of Varying Length From Text Field

May 24, 2014

a formula to extract the numbers into two separate fields. The text may vary in length and the numbers vary in length also from 1 digit to 2,000,000.

Data in A1 is as follows:-

## VBA - Call Macros With Varying Names And On Varying Modules

Oct 2, 2013

I want to call a macro with a varying name that is within a module with the same name.

I have a module called Test1 and within this, a macro name called test1
I have a module called Test2 and within this, a macro name called test2
etc

On another module called Test8 (with the macro called Test8), this Test8 macro will call either Test1 or Test2 or Test3 etc depending on what I choose in an excel spreadsheet. So on sheet1, cell A1, there is a drop down with the options Test1 or Test2 or Test3 etc.

The following works to run the macro test1 from module test1 (when it does not vary i.e. i physically put in the name of the macro myself):

Sub Test3()
Test1.Test1
End Sub

The following works to run the macro test2 from module test2 (when it does not vary i.e. i physically put in the name of the macro myself):

Sub Test3()
Test2.Test2
End Sub
etc

However, if I try it so that the calling of the macro varies as below , it does not work:

Sub Test3()
MacroToCall = Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A1").Value
MacroToCall.MacroToCall
End Sub

## Dividing Dollar Amounts Unevenly Into Varying Numbers Of Cells/columns

Dec 10, 2009

I have dollar amounts that I need to distribute amongst varying numbers of columns and not have have the total distributed be over or under the original amount by any number of cents. When I simply divide the dollar amount by the number of columns, the total of those columns can sometimes be more or less than the original dollar amount by a few cents.

e.g.
Dollar # of A B C All Columns
Amount Columns Total
--------------------------------------------------------------------
\$25.05 2 \$12.53 \$12.53 \$25.06
\$11.47 3 \$ 3.82 \$ 3.82 \$ 3.82 \$11.46
\$25.05 divided into 2 columns gives \$12.53 in Column A and \$12.53 in Column B. Total of Columns A and B is \$25.06. Over by a penny.

\$11.47 divided into 3 columns gives \$3.82 in Columns A through C. Total of Columns A through C is \$41.46. Under by a penny.

I know I could simply always add or take away the pennies from one column, but I would prefer the process to be random or formulated in such a way that the Column to which the extra pennies are added to or taken away from differs in order to be "fair to each column".

## Concatenate Varying Numbers Of Cells Based On Duplicates Found In Separate Column

Jul 25, 2011

I need to concatenate varying numbers of cells based on duplicates found in a separate column, but I'm not sure how to approach it. I have 41,000+ rows of data, so I have to find a formula.

Example:

1AB2Denton, PaulFB357D4D3OwensTest, MarcyFB539F934Brennan,
JosephFB539F935Bowser, AmyFB539F936LaRock, ChuckFB667D3B

Based on duplicates in column B, I want to combine the data in column A into one cell. The duplicates in column B could be only 2, or could be 20+.

## Sorting Numbers Like 1.2.2.3, 12.4.2.3 Etc

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:

1.3.2.2
1.4.1
2.1.1.1.1
3.2.3.12
3.3.1

And this is how it goes:

2.1.1.1.1
3.3.1
1.4.1
1.3.2.2
3.2.3.12

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

## Sorting The Numbers

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"

## Sorting A Range Of Numbers?

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.

## 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'

PosPlayerPlayedWonDrawLostPoints
1stDean120939
2ndJaymo1239018
3rdMacca1229115
4thRoss1219212

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...

## Sorting Numbers With Text

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.

## Sorting Numbers With #div/0! In Column

Oct 20, 2009

I have some numbers in a column which due to other cells not yet being filled in are returning a supressed #div/0! error. This is fine, but when i go to sort the column it puts them in the wrong order. I would like to record a macro, and assign it to the column header in order to sort the column.

## Numbers Not Sorting Correctly

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.

## Sorting Repeat Numbers

Apr 14, 2008

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

675 863 765 982 856

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,

## Sorting Accoiunt Numbers

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

## Sorting Text Numbers

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)

12/31/05a
12/31/05
11/01/06
10/31/06

I would like it to sort like this:

11/01/06
10/31/06
12/31/05a
12/31/05

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.