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Hello EE,

Can someone please help me modify this code to sort my data while ignoring cells with blank values in the "M" column?  I also need to incorporate the code with another procedure. Here is my macro:

Option Explicit

Sub Sort_Descending_With_Header()

Range("I15:M31").Sort _
Key1:=Range("M15"), Order1:=xlDescending, Header:=xlYes

End Sub

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Thanks in advance with your help
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by:Martin Liss
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Please show or provide an example of what the output should look like given input with blanks.
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by:fb1990
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Thank Martin,

Here is my example data.  When sorted CUST H should be in the bottom

Cust	Goals1	Goals2	Goals3	Goals4
a	0%	59%	43%	34%
b	100%	27%	55%	61%
c	0%	100%	100%	67%
d	0%	38%	55%	31%
e	18%	4%	15%	100%
f	100%	100%	100%	100%
g	0%	100%	100%	67%
h	100%	50%	42%	
i	0%	100%	100%	67%
j	0%	59%	43%	34%
k	0%	8%	8%	67%

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by:Martin Liss
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Is it column M that contains the blank?
Do you always want to sort the range I15:M31?
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by:fb1990
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Yes it is column M.  Great question on the other part.  The data can grow to more than M31 to M50 maybe.
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i know i am asking for too much, but i want to call this sort query from another procedure

Thanks...
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Martin Liss earned 500 total points
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This assumes that the first column to be included in the sort is column "I". It also assume the first data row is 15 but that can be changed via the FIRST_DATA_ROW constant. Put the sub in a code module and the sub can be called from anywhere.
Public Sub Sort_Descending_With_Header()
Dim lngLastRow As Long
Dim lngRow As Long
Const FIRST_DATA_ROW = 15

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
lngLastRow = Range("I1048576").End(xlUp).Row

For lngRow = FIRST_DATA_ROW To lngLastRow
    If Cells(lngRow, "M") = "" Then
        Cells(lngRow, "M") = "-999999"
    End If
Next

Range("I" & FIRST_DATA_ROW & ":M" & lngLastRow).Sort _
Key1:=Range("M" & FIRST_DATA_ROW), Order1:=xlDescending, Header:=xlYes

For lngRow = FIRST_DATA_ROW To lngLastRow
    If Cells(lngRow, "M") = -999999 Then
        Cells(lngRow, "M") = ""
    End If
Next

Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

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by:fb1990
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Hello Martin,

It sorted the data, but it is not sorting in column descending when there is no blank in the data.  I forgot to mention that there will be time when there is no blanks in the data.  Can you help me modify the code?  The data needs to be sorted descending with or without blanks.  My apologies for the confusion
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by:Martin Liss
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Please try it again because my test worked. Here's a picture.
test
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by:fb1990
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Thanks, i just tried it and it worked.

Thank you
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by:fb1990
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Thank you very much!
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You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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