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Posted on 2014-02-18
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is there an easy way in excel, to re-order data. essentially into a single column (A) I need to "merge" two columns (B and C).

I need to copy data from columns B and column C into column A, however they need to be copied in a sequential order, so

A1 needs to be a copy of B1
A2 needs to be a copy of C1
A3 needs to be a copy of B2
A4 needs to be a copy of C2
A5 needs to be a copy of B3
A6 needs to be a copy of C3

etc. is this possible?
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Question by:pma111
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Yes thru VBA this code should do it

Sub TransferBCToA()
Dim WS As Worksheet
Dim MaxRow As Long, I As Long
Dim cCell As Range

Set WS = ActiveSheet
MaxRow = WS.UsedRange.Rows.Count
I = 1

For Each cCell In WS.Range("B1:C" & MaxRow)
    WS.Cells(I, "A") = cCell
    I = I + 1
Next cCell
End Sub

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check the attached file and activate macros and hit the button.
gowflow
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by:Rob Henson
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Without VBA:

Insert a column between the two columns.
In the new column and alongside the other column, against each row put a column of incrementing numbers, ie row 1 to 100.

Then copy the second column of data with its row reference below the first set.

You will then have rows 1 to 100 twice. You can the sort on the number column and both number 1's will sort together, number 2's together etc.

Thanks
Rob H
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

or with a formula

=INDIRECT(ADDRESS((ROW(A1)+1)/2-1+1,2+MOD(ROW(A1)-1,2)))

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Regards
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by:pma111
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many thanks
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by:gowflow
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Did you had a chance to check the proposed solutions ?
gowflow
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