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# Sort by formula, keep values in adjacent columns

Hello Experts!

I would like to sort values in a range consisting of two columns, (see attached sheet), the sort is based on values in column E, and values in F relative to E are kept in same relevant order after the sort. Easy with VBA,

However I'd prefer sorting and keeping the adjacent relevant values using a formula.

Is this possible?

Thanks,

biker9

I would like to sort values in a range consisting of two columns, (see attached sheet), the sort is based on values in column E, and values in F relative to E are kept in same relevant order after the sort. Easy with VBA,

However I'd prefer sorting and keeping the adjacent relevant values using a formula.

Is this possible?

Thanks,

biker9

ASKER

Thanks for your suggestion,

check the attached (hopefully) sheet, and see the "Formula" tab. I think I was able to accomplish the sort in 4 steps;

First, I use your suggestion to convert the values to a string.

I then sorted the string using an array formula, and then converted the text to values.

Question:

can the steps be consolidated somehow, ie: a formula that accomplishes step 1 & 2 in one column?

or is there perhaps a more efficient way to accomplish this formula based sort?

Tx,

biker9

Sort-formula.xlsx

check the attached (hopefully) sheet, and see the "Formula" tab. I think I was able to accomplish the sort in 4 steps;

First, I use your suggestion to convert the values to a string.

I then sorted the string using an array formula, and then converted the text to values.

Question:

can the steps be consolidated somehow, ie: a formula that accomplishes step 1 & 2 in one column?

or is there perhaps a more efficient way to accomplish this formula based sort?

Tx,

biker9

Sort-formula.xlsx

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Thank you, works perfectly!

biker9

biker9

Sorry, but nothing is attached.

However, your requirement may simply be achieved by having a third column, say [G], that contains a formula (on row 2, in this example):

=[E2] & "/" & [F2]

Then copy this from cell [G2] down column [G] as far as the extent of the data within columns [E] & [F].

Sort on column [G].

Sight of the workbook may negate this suggestion though.

BFN,

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