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Sort column based on volume

Posted on 2011-03-03
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Hello experts

I am trying to sort a list of email addresses based on the quanitity (hi/lo) rather than by A/Z but I can't work out how to do this.

Crude example, If these are my addesses:
carol
adam
ben
carol
denise
adam
ben
carol

Sorting A/Z will place adam at the top, I want to search on the highest number of occurances (which would be carol)

Can you help?
Thanks
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Question by:wisemat
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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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Use a formula in an additional column like:
=COUNTIF(A:A,A1)
to get the number of occurrences for each, then sort on that column.
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by:wisemat
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Simple and perfect

Thank you
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by:Sajen_Jose
ID: 35025919
Hi,

I would do a quick pivot table and sort by volume. Check the attached excel file Test.xls

http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/pivottbls/create.php - This link would guide you step by step, once you create the pivot table sort by count and it should give you the answer you are looking for.
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by:wisemat
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Thanks very much, turns out pivot tables aren't as complicated as I originally thought :)
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