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Hi. I have a random list of names. Last name in one column, First name in another column. I need to start another sheet that will reference this random list and return an alphabetized list.

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Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:50

Hello :)

User
01/12/2017 - 07:50

Hi There

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:51

You would like to lookup the names in Sheet1 and return the names in Sheet2 alphabetized?

User
01/12/2017 - 07:51

CORRECGT

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:51

Or is there information that goes with the names also?

User
01/12/2017 - 07:51

...correct

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:51

Is there information that goes with the names?

User
01/12/2017 - 07:51

there are several columns worth of information that goes with the names

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:52

Okay, this will require VBA.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:52

if you want it automated that is.

User
01/12/2017 - 07:52

If there is an easy way to incorporate the return of all info than no problem. Otherwise I'll just create a vlookup for the other columns

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:52

I can give you steps on how to manually alphabtize.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:52

So the list doesn't need Alphabetized?

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:52

If I can do a lookup without it?

User
01/12/2017 - 07:53

my aim is to have the "results" sheet return an alphabatized list from a random list

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:53

Okay, then yes, this will require VBA.

User
01/12/2017 - 07:53

I'm fine with it just referencing a single column and returning a single column if that's easiest

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:53

First, I will show you the index/match = lookup function.

User
01/12/2017 - 07:53

I"m not familiar with a VBA

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:54

Then, we will need to discuss the VBA piece.

User
01/12/2017 - 07:54

souncs good

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:54

For that, I will ask that you repost for the VBA session.

User
01/12/2017 - 07:54

*sounds

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:54

Once I finish with the lookup piece that is.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:54

Okay, so do you know index match?

User
01/12/2017 - 07:54

great.

User
01/12/2017 - 07:54

i do not know index match

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:55

No worries. I will show you :)

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:56

Okay, can you see the excel to the right?

User
01/12/2017 - 07:57

i can

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:58

Great, I created sheet2 tab. All the data will soon be transfered to Sheet2 using index/match.

User
01/12/2017 - 07:58

copy that

User
01/12/2017 - 07:58

...to sheet 1?

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:59

Sheet 1 to Sheet 2.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:59

I noticed that the names were revered.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:59

reversed.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 07:59

I have since adjusted them.

User
01/12/2017 - 07:59

ah, okay. i see that

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:01

This is comlpete.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:01

Please see Sheet 2.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:01

=index('Sheet 1'!$B$2:$C$11,match($A2,'Sheet 1'!$A$2:$A$11,0),match(B$1,'Sheet 1'!$B$1:$C$1,0))

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:01

That is the formula.

User
01/12/2017 - 08:03

that's great. Thanks!

User
01/12/2017 - 08:03

I'm trying it now

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:03

Okay, sounds good.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:06

How's it working?

User
01/12/2017 - 08:06

If I want tohis to look at the full column can I substitutel $B$2:$C$11 with $A:$C?

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:06

Yes.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:07

This was just a quick example.

User
01/12/2017 - 08:07

ADo you know, I this might be a problem

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:07

but you can very well lock the column and lookup all data.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:07

What is that?

User
01/12/2017 - 08:07

i have a blank sheet that I'm trying to get to return a list in alphabetical order

User
01/12/2017 - 08:07

so it's not really referencing a second list

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:08

Okay, not's not a problem, I can work around that.

Excelchat Expert
01/12/2017 - 08:09

Now, it is pulling the reference name from Sheet 1.

User
01/12/2017 - 08:09

but it is not alphabatizing the list

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