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I have this Excel .xls sheet that has 2000 rows of data.
But I need to change the order of the columns to use it for a data import. Example:

I have a "ProductName" column on column "C"
I need to make the "ProductName" column the "A" column.

I have move the order of all the other 23 columns around too.

What is the best way of doing this? thanks
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by:nutsch
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Add a row
Number the rows where you want them to be
Sort the data left to right on the number.

Which excel version are you on?

Thomas
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by:MikeMCSD
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thanks Thomas,
Excel started 2010 (97 - 2003 worksheet).

When you say "Number the rows where you want them to be",
do you mean letters like "A", "B", etc.?
I need to move the columns to letters like A, AG, BE, etc..

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by:nutsch
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Problem with two letter columns is that they'll show up in between the other ones, as in A AA AC B BB BD, etc.

You can solve that by entering your one letter columns with a space before, or use numbers instead.

Check attached screencast

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nutsch-500410.flv
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by:MikeMCSD
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Thanks for the nice video, but I'm really not understanding this at all.

Would this work :

I selected the whole column (C) with all the rows , copied it,
then pasted the whole column into another column (A) on another sheet.
It seems to have worked.
Is there anything work with doing it this way?

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If your columns are pure data without formulas, I don't see any issues doing it that way.

If you want to rearrange on the same page, you can select the column, click on the left or right edge of the selection and drag to the destination with the Shift key pressed, this will insert the column where you want it.

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thanks
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