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sorting selected rows in a table

hi ,
Is it possible to sort some selected rows in a table.

eg say in the table i have
row 1 sl no date item
row 2 1 12/5/13 a
row 3 2 15/5/13 b
row 4 3 10/5/13 a
row 5 4 14/5/13 c

i have selected row 2 and row 4 and i want to sort these 2 rows in increasing order of date without affecting any other row.

How can this be done


Excel Ninja
This method also seems to work for me (XL2010)..

I converted my Data Table into the Range, Select the rows, and sort by the Variable you want to sort to, in this case when you have not selected headers, use the column value/text that is just above the field to be sorted. (in this case B8 or 126)



Excel Rōnin
Hi, paramnayak!

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In the procedure SortAColumn you'll find a generic sort routine, that you could adapt for your purposes in 2 ways:
a) If it's the case of a contiguous range of rows, like in Faseeh's example, you can change the For...Next loops range changing the 2 and lLast by 9 (1st row) and 15 (last row).
b) If the rows aren't adjacent you can use a helper column set in 0 for excluded rows and in 1 for included, and then:
- pass a new parameter piColumnFilter as Integer
- add an if clause at the beginning of the I For...Next loop to filter by .Cells(piColumnFilter, 1).value=1

Hope it helps.