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Sorting ZIP Codes in Excel

Sorting ZIP Codes in Excel can be a bit tricky, but there are a few methods that can make it easier. One method is to use the Text to Columns feature. This can be found under the Data tab in the ribbon. Once you have your data in the correct format, you can use the Sort feature to sort by ZIP Code.

Another method is to use a formula to extract the first five digits of the ZIP Code, then sort by that column. To do this, you can use the LEFT function. For example, if your ZIP Code is in column A, you would use the following formula: =LEFT(A1,5). This would extract the first five digits of the ZIP Code in cell A1. You can then sort by this column.

If you have a large amount of data, you may want to consider using a VBA macro to sort by ZIP Code. This can be done by looping through each row of data and comparing the ZIP Codes. If you need help with VBA, there are many resources available online.

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