Sort Data that Doesn't Have Headers in Ascending Order in Excel

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Sort data that doesn't have headers in ascending order in Excel with this macro. This is a simple sort macro that assumes that your data does not have headers. This means that the top row of the selected range will also be sorted. Sorting in ascending order means that the macro will sort the data in alphabetical order or numerically ascending order depending on the type of data being sorted. This is a great macro to use to quickly sort a set of data in Excel.

This macro is set to sort by only one field or column in your data. In previous versions of Excel you can sort by up to three columns and in Excel 2007 you can sort by up to 64 columns.

To use this macro, just replace A1:C56 with the range of the entire database or data set that you want to be sorted. Then replace A1 with the column of data that you want to sort by. All other data will be arranged based on the ascending order of this last range reference in the macro.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Excel Macro to Sort Data that Doesn't Have Headers in Ascending Order in Excel

Sub Sort_Ascending_Basic()
'Sorts a worksheet in ascending order and assumes there are no headers on the data

Range("A1:C56").Sort Key1:=Range("A1"), Header:=xlNo

End Sub





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How to Install the Macro
  1. Select and copy the text from within the grey box above.

  2. Open the Microsoft Excel file in which you would like the Macro to function.

  3. Press "Alt + F11" - This will open the Visual Basic Editor - Works for all Excel Versions.  Or For other ways to get there, Click Here.

  4. On the new window that opens up, go to the left side where the vertical pane is located. Locate your Excel file; it will be called VBAProject (YOUR FILE'S NAME HERE) and click this.

  5. If the Macro goes in a Module, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  6. If the Macro goes in the Workbook or ThisWorkbook, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  7. If the Macro goes in the Worksheet Code, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  8. Close the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor window and save the Excel file. When you close the Visual Basic Editor window, the regular Excel window will not close.

  9. You are now ready to run the macro.


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