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excel part number sort

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How do I get excel to sort part numbers so I can find my part number grouped together well.  
I need all the part numbers with 1 to show together even if its 100, 1234,1000, or 10000?

For example:
100
200
1234
1000
2000
10000
20000
200000
100000
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Question by:rembury
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by:cyberkiwi
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I those are "part numbers" (text), you should be storing them as text, by adding ' in front of them
Then they will sort as text (1's together).
For now, you can add a new column, and type this formula (If first is A1, and new column is B)
B1:  =TEXT(A1)
Copy down
Then select all your data, and sort by the new column
When Excel prompts (Sort Warning), choose the lower one (sort numbers and text separately)
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by:StephenJR
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You could use =LEFT(A1,1) in the next column and sort by that one.
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cyberkiwi earned 500 total points
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I meant

B1:  =TEXT(A1, "@")
...

But Stephen's LEFT does the same
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by:sstampf
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You can also use the attached macro. Just select the range which you want to sort and then run this macro. You can also assign a shortcut key to it.

Regards
Shashank
Sub test()

Dim rng As Range, rng2 As Range

Set rng = Intersect(Selection, ActiveSheet.UsedRange)

For Each rng2 In rng

rng2.Value = "x" & rng2.Value

Next rng2

    ActiveSheet.Sort.SortFields.Clear

    ActiveSheet.Sort.SortFields.Add Key:=rng, _

        SortOn:=xlSortOnValues, Order:=xlAscending, DataOption:=xlSortNormal

    With ActiveSheet.Sort

        .SetRange rng

        .Header = xlGuess

        .MatchCase = False

        .Orientation = xlTopToBottom

        .SortMethod = xlPinYin

        .Apply

    End With

For Each rng2 In rng

rng2.Value = Right(rng2.Value, Len(rng2.Value) - 1)

Next rng2

End Sub

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by:rembury
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This worked great and was easy to use.

Thank-you
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