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Excel 2010 unable to sort a column

Posted on 2011-09-14
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I have an Excel spreadsheet that has been created by someone else.  I have a number column (created from formula) which has both negative and positive numbers in that  am trying to sort but nothing happens when i try.  Could there be some lock on it?  If so, what?

I have created a copy of the list as number only which will allow me to sort but it will not allow me to expand selection so that I can use it to sort the database.  

Any ideas on how to get around this?
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Question by:SpearingWaite
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by:Glenn Ray
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Can you provide an example of the spreadsheet or at least show the formula in question?  I cannot replicate this issue.

Can you sort on any other column in the data set?
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by:SpearingWaite
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=$T5-$AH5
=$T6-$AH6
=$T7-$AH7
all the way down to
=$T32-$AH32

I can only sort on columns that do not contain a formula.
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SpearingWaite earned 0 total points
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Sorted it

Highlight table to be sorted not including headings or totals
Sort and filter
Custom Sort
Select which column you wish to sort by
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by:Glenn Ray
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So, did you resolve your issue on your own then?  If so, please close this thread and mark as such.  Thanks.
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