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Sorting a Range of Cells in Excel

There are a few different ways that you can sort a range of cells in Excel. You can use the Sort & Filter tools on the Home tab, you can use the sort options in the Data tab, or you can use a macro to sort your data.

If you want to sort your data by one column, you can use the Sort & Filter tools on the Home tab. To do this, first select the range of cells that you want to sort. Then, click on the Sort & Filter button, and click on Sort A to Z (or Sort Z to A if you want to reverse the order).

If you want to sort your data by multiple columns, you can use the sort options in the Data tab. To do this, first select the range of cells that you want to sort. Then, click on the Data tab, and click on Sort. In the Sort dialog box, you can choose up to three columns to sort by, and you can also choose whether to sort in ascending or descending order.

If you want to sort your data by a custom order, such as alphabetically or numerically, you can use a macro to sort your data. To do this, first select the range of cells that you want to sort. Then, open the Visual Basic Editor (press Alt+F11), and insert a new module (click Insert > Module). Paste the following code into the module:

Sub SortRange()

    Dim rng As Range
    Set rng = Selection

    Dim arr() As Variant
    arr = rng.Value

    Dim i As Long, j As Long, k As Long
    Dim tmp As Variant

    For i = LBound(arr) To UBound(arr) - 1
        For j = i + 1 To UBound(arr)
            If arr(i)(1) > arr(j)(1) Then
                For k = LBound(arr) To UBound(arr)
                    tmp = arr(i)(k)
                    arr(i)(k) = arr(j)(k)
                    arr(j)(k) = tmp
                Next k
            End If
        Next j    				 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	   Next i

    rng.Value = arr    	   End Sub

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