# To Sort A Column With Mixed Letters And Numbers

Aug 12, 2007

I am attempting to sort a column with mixed letters and numbers. However, I have been totally unable to get them to sort the way I want them.

What I have is:

K600
K2
K2A
K2B
K159
K159A
K159B
K1
K1A
K1B
K428
K8
K8A
K8B

etc, etc. The prefix letter is only a K - no other letters. However, the suffix letters can be anything from A to E (at the present time)

I need to sort them numberically from K1 in descending order ie:

K1
K1A
K1B
K2
K3
K4
K4A
K4B
etc etc etc

## How To Sort Numbers With Letter Prefixes And Letters Mixed With Numbers

Jan 21, 2012

Using the following data

R10-12128
R11-12x12x8
R11-12x12x8
R1-12x12x8
R1-12x12x8
R12-12x12x8
R14-12x12x8
R16-12x12x8
R18-12x12x8
R2-12x12x8

I want it to sort like this:

R1-12x12x8
R1-12x12x8
R2-12x12x8
R10-12128
R11-12x12x8
R11-12x12x8
R12-12x12x8
R14-12x12x8
R16-12x12x8
R18-12x12x8

What is the formula to achieve this?

## Extracting Series Of Mixed Letters And Numbers From String

Oct 9, 2013

I have got to extract a series of mixed letters & numbers from a cell. The format of the data i need to extract is always [Letter][Letter][Number][Letter][Letter]][Letter][Number][Number]. The problem I've got is the notes field is not in a standard format as it can be anywhere in the cell.

The table below shows the notes cell & the Data I require.

Notes
Required Data
Fault number AB1ABC12 is complete
AB1ABC12
BC2ABC12 status is unknown
BC2ABC12
pending job ws1abc12
ws1abc12

## Sort Containing Both Letters And Numbers

Jan 4, 2008

I have a list I want to sort containing both letters and numbers. Right now the regular sort sorts like this
ABC-1
ABC-11
ABC-12
ABC-2
I want it to sort like this and don't have a clue how to do it
ABC-1
ABC-2
ABC-11
ABC-12
I am using excel 2003

## Bubble Sort: Comparing Numbers & Letters

Jun 3, 2007

I have 3 departments, each with a value. I want to sort from lowest value to greatest (which I have done) but some departments won't have a value and therefore will have "n/a" in the place of the value. When sorting, "n/a" always comes out as the greatest value but I want "n/a" to be the lowest value - since it means there is no value.

Here is an example of the data:
Depts: Value:
580 15.75
558 19.01
538 n/a

Here is the code (sorting is being done on the value obviously, and the switching of the Depts to stay with the value is also done in the code)

Private Sub RankPerformance()

Dim bytValuesArrayCount As Byte
Dim A As Byte
Dim B As Byte
Dim vTemp As Variant 'must be type since value can be number or string ("n/a")

bytValuesArrayCount = UBound(ValuesArray)

The only way I know to do it is to sort using the above code, then do another type of sort if a value is not numeric then it is placed at the end...but I'm trying to make the code as efficient as possible

## Remove Letters From A Column Containing Both Numbers And Letters

Jul 24, 2012

I have a column of cells, some blank, some containing just numbers, some containing just letters, some containing numbers preceded by the the letter 'p'

E.g.

frt
34.2
36

p34.5

In the cells containing the number preceded by the 'p' - i would like to remove the 'p' leaving just the number, with all other cells remaining unchanged.

## Move Numbers Out From Mixed To New Column

Oct 20, 2011

Just wanted to do some work onto the form below, move the numbers out from the mixed colum and put in a new colum, then delete all the rows if empty in "style":

The original form is like below;

StyleGarmentFabric1001

BS01Fugitive Backpack600D polyester1002BS05Cool Shuttle600D polyester1003BS07Cool Runner Backpack600D polyester1014BS13Xtreme Sports Bag600D polyester2018BS21Stealth Backpack600D polyester3008BS28Gear Sports Bag600D polyester3102BS40Recon Sports Bag600D polyester

What i need is like below:

Code

Style
Garment
Fabric

1001BS01Fugitive Backpack600D polyester1002BS05Cool Shuttle600D polyester1003BS07Cool Runner Backpack600D polyester1014BS13Xtreme Sports Bag600D polyester2018BS21Stealth Backpack600D polyester3008BS28Gear Sports Bag600D polyester3102BS40

Recon Sports Bag600D polyester... ...... ...

step by step:

stpe 1: move numbers out to a new "Code" colum;
step 2: delete the row if empty in "Style"

## How To Sort A Column Depending On Number Of Letters

Apr 15, 2008

i want to sort a column in such a way that it starts with those cells having the highest number of letter. For example:

before:

AA
AAA
A
AAAAAA
AAAA
AAAAAAAAAAA

I want it to look like:

AAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAA
AAAA
AAA
AA
A

Ofcourse the real list doesnt contain only "A"s. It contains of words and sentences.

How can i sort columns A as mentioned? The order of column A with other columns should not be destroyed be the sorting process.

## Converting Column Numbers To Letters

Jun 24, 2014

how to create some code that can convert any column number to it's respective letter, from 1 = "A" to 16384 = "XFD". The code is posted below. Enjoy, or let me know how you would improve it.

Code:
Function colNumToChar(colNum) As String
Dim Num1, Num2, Num3 As Integer
Dim Let1, Let2, Let3 As String

[Code]....

Aug 16, 2006

All my columns headings are now numbers instead of letters. how do i change them back to letters

## Column Letters As Numbers Macro

Jan 9, 2007

I have a excell spreadsheet that consolidate information from several other excel spreadsheets generated daily. To make this consolidation I have to open each daily excell file and copy some columns(always same ones) to my consolidate spreadsheet, but each daily information goes into a different column in the consolidated file.
So, I need a way to convert the columns names into numbers to be able to use loops on the VBA code where I can specify in each column the paste has to be done.
Anyone has the VBA code that can make this column name conversion into numbers?

## Use Column Numbers Instead Of Letters In A Range

Feb 2, 2007

I want to be able to use column numbers instaed of letters when selecting a range in VBA. My current code is: Range("G12:Z500").Select. The columns, however are reliant upon a variable, therefore I would like to be able to use that variable to change the columns when selecting this range.

## Repetitive Pattern With Column Letters And Numbers

Jul 30, 2014

how can I modify the formula below so that after every row (i+60) the letter D changes to E then F, then G..... and so on. I want the following with the formula below:

=MAX(\$D\$2:\$D\$61)
=MAX(\$E\$62:\$E\$121)
=MAX(\$F\$122:\$F\$181)

and so on...

[Code] .....

## Turn Column Letters To Numbers And Vice Versa?

Jun 16, 2014

How do i turn column letters to numbers and vice versa

take y values from column and take x values from row

I have 'resolved' values in column A1:A10
I have 'received' values in row B11:K11

I need to fill out a table using the tables axis values stored in the column and row above.

## Copy Rows Of Numbers To Another Column Based On Letters

Jun 16, 2014

I have a row of numbers that change as they go up. I will have 2 rows of numbers that will range from 1's all the way to 9's (B through BO) I will have different letter sequences that I will be entering as the criteria in column F either on the Up and Down sheet or the Even and Odd sheet. When I say different sequences. This is 1 group of letters. The next group of letters in column F will be in a different order. They will always be a U and D in one and E and O in the other but in row 13 it may have a U or D and it will be the same all the way down. The object is for me to be able to place the letters in either column F from rows 13 to 60, place 2 rows of numbers in rows 58 and 59, press the advance cell in G1 and it it populates all across the spreadsheet from I to BO. I will get all different number sequences since I am starting with a different number in rows 58 and 59. I have all the letters color coded and they move up based upon the color of the letters in row 1. If there is a green E in column M then I will be the column that the number advances from 1111 to 2111. If there is a green O then column K will advance up from 1111 to 1121.

I made a short video if you wish to view it.

The conditional formatting is very important so I need to have the green font with gray shade and red font with yellow shade [URL]....

## Compare 2 Columns For Numbers In Mixed Text & Numbers

May 3, 2006

I need to compare two colums by number decription for example m344 in one column and fsh344-1 in another. All I want to match is 344. In column a I want to indcate the match by placing an X by each match. View my attachment for reference. I don't know if it makes a difference but the columns are centered in my original spreadsheet.

## Removing Two Letters From A String Of Letters And Numbers

Jul 29, 2014

i have a list of 2000 fields which have the same format IE "AB10014"

I need to remove the "AB" from every field and leave the #.

Besides putting a space and running text to columns I'm not sure how.

## Rank & Sort Table: Unique Numbers Sort Ascending, But The Non-unique Numbers Sort Descending

Oct 5, 2007

I have a list in rows where I have a ranking formula =COUNT(\$G\$5:\$G\$81)-(RANK(G5,\$G\$5:\$G\$81)+ COUNTIF(\$G\$5:G5,G5)-1)+1 When I sort the rank, ascending. All of the unique numbers sort ascending, but the non-unique numbers sort descending

ex) 1.751
2.52
3.753
418
417
416

## Sorting Mixed Text And Numbers?

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.

## Sort The Numbers In Column

Jan 23, 2009

I have data in column C of rows 25 to 45. The data varies in number form.

What i would like to do is have some VBA code that i can place into a macro which will sort the numbers in column C of rows 25 to 45 putting the highest number at the the top (C25). But i need to move the complete row.

## Sorting Mixed Content - Numbers And Words

Mar 28, 2014

I have a worksheet with a row of mixed cells near the top. By "mixed", I mean some cells have only numeric data (numeric-cells) and some have only words (word-cells).

GOAL: I want to sort the columns to the following order:

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:

First all the columns with only numeric-cells in the mixed row, with those columns sorted in ASCENDING 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. This was accomplished by a simple sort using ASCENDING order on the mixed row.

OR

First all the columns with only word-cells in the mixed row, with those columns sorted in DESCENDING alphabetic order of the word-cells in the mixed row; followed by the columns with only numeric-cells in the mixed row sorted by DESCENDING numeric order. This was accomplished by a simple sort using DESCENDING order on the mixed row.

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.

I could probably live with the final result as numeric-cell columns sorted in DESCENDING order followed by word-cell columns sorted in DESCENDING order, but I haven't even been able to accomplish that AND it's not quite the goal.

## Sort Spreadsheet By Numbers On Column

Nov 29, 2012

I have a list of files in folders.

When I make the index of those folder, i have an excel list with in column A these numbers

1.1.1.1 (so the file 1 in the 1st subsubfolder in the 1st subfolder in the first folder)
1.1.1
1.2.1.1
1.2.2
1.3.1

etc... The list goes on with 1000s rows.

And in column B I have the names of the files

Unfortunately, when i sort the spreadsheet with the number on column A, the order is not good....

So I would like to find a solution to sort things in the good order.

## Formula To Sort Numbers In Ascending Value Into New Column?

Feb 14, 2003

I have three columns of values that are in no particular order that need to be sorted in ascending order in another column.

## Using Large Function To Sort Column Of Numbers

Dec 17, 2012

I have 3 columns of data: col. A = name (random order), col. B = Net #, Col. C = Gross #.

I am using =LARGE(C\$1:C\$4466,ROWS(\$D\$1:D1) to Automatically sort col C in decending order.

I would Like to do another decending sort but only the values in Col C that corespond to a particular name in Col A. Can I imbed a index match function combination within the large function to do this?

Name
Net
Gross

All Sort
SortA
SortB
SortC
SortD

A
508
-200.129

101.685

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

## Sort Column With Equal Numbers And Linked Text

Jun 8, 2014

I would like to create a formula that will sort the numbers in column B, there are also equal numbers in this column

The difficult part is that there is text in column A, and is linked to the numbers

So if numbers are sorted the names should be sorted in the same way as well.

## Sort Column Of Number &amp; Numbers With Alpha Characters Attached

Jan 7, 2010

Have a spreadsheet that contains a column of 3 digit numbers as well as 3 digit numbers with 2 trailing alpha characters.

Example:

376
377
421
376AB
376XY
377NC
421GQ
421EF

Need to sort by this column, but, with the parameter of sorting first by the numeric only, and then by numeric with alphas. So, the above list would look like this sorted properly:

376
376AB
376XY
377
377NC
421
421EF
421GQ

## Column Letters- VBA Command To Get The Letters

Nov 17, 2009

Is there a VBA command to get the letters, instead of the numbers, of the column of a selected cell?

I have to letter a list whihc means setting up a loop using character codes.

I may have to go into double letters so I am working on how I would set up the loop for if and when it gets past 90 and starts on double letters. so far the highest is the letter "U"

of course the easiest would be to pick up a column value as a letter

NT values do not get a number

A_____ _____NT###
B_____1_______C####
C_____2_______RMK###
D____ _______NT####

i am guessing the loop might involve some arithmetic test between the count and the character set 65-90. or maybe a mod thing.

## Add A Column With Mixed Numerals

Feb 22, 2006

I want to be able to add a column with mixed numerals. For example: The sum
of A2:A34 with the values in the cells being 1B or 1F or so.

## Average Numbers In Table Containing Numbers And Letters?

Jan 27, 2012

I have a spreadsheet wtih a number of rows that contain answers to different criertia in each column.

The row may therefore have cells that either have numbers or letters.

Column A will be the title of the row.

I want to write a function to find the average value of the numbers in any row with title 'x'.

So it would look down column A, and look for those called 'x', and then average all the numbers across all those rows.

I have tried to use =averageif, but I think the fact there are letters in the cells being assessed (which I just want to be ignored) creates an error.

## VLookup Random Numbers - Sort Range In Descending Order And Return Relevant Value From Column

Aug 27, 2012

I have a column (B) of randomly generated numbers 1-14, and am using this formula range to sort in descending order and return the relevant value from column (c).

=VLOOKUP(LARGE(B3:B20,1),B3:C20,2,) to =VLOOKUP(LARGE(B3:B20,14),B3:C20,2,)

Works great, except when a number is duplicated, (E.G. 14,13,13,12,11,10,10,9,8 etc). It then returns the first value from(C) repeated, and not the value from the second and subsequent duplicated reference numbers.