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Excel Sort Across Sheets

I have a workbook with 3 sheets. Sheet 1 has the Names, Date of Birth and ADM No. of learners. Sheet 2 and 3 has formulae echo-ing the data in sheet 1 and columns with marks for each of 2 learning areas - one on each sheet. PROBLEM: I need to be able to sort across the sheets ie if the names get swopped in sheet 1 then the corresponding marks in sheet 2 and 3 must also be swopped. Thanks Raymond

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  • Raymond Elixer Sep 18, 2007

    Hi DeltaC

    Thanks but the problem is the rest of the columns on sheet2 and Sheet3 that are not linked to sheet1. So if sheet1 has only the names and sheet2 has names and say marks then the marks will remain where they are and be in the line of the wrong names.


  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    The rest of the columns in shetts 2 and 3 will stay where they are - so they will not match the correct names. So if JIM moves one row down he will appear 1 row down on all 3 sheets but the other fields that were in line of JIM on sheets 2 and 3 will remain where they are.


  • ceenub May 11, 2010

    Hi Sir.

    This is srinivas i want to learn excel sheet

    but i unable to understand what i read above.

    Please do the needful and solve the problem



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Hi Raymond, I have a solution for you. Asuming your 'main' sheet is Sheet1. On Sheet2, in the same line as your data on sheet1 (i.e. A5 on sheet1 is JIM), then on A5 on sheet2, enter a link ( the = ) and enter. copy this formula down. Do the same with Sheet3 linking to Sheet1. When you sort Sheet1, Sheet 2 and 3 will follow. Hope this helps. Regards DeltaC

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

  • Raymond Elixer Sep 17, 2012

    hi carol when i said that the sheets 2 and 3 have formulae echoing data in sheet one - what you suggest is exactly what i have. If you sort sheet 1 then sheets 2 and 3 will also apparently get sorted because the formulae will echo the corresponding values. The problem is the new data on sheet 2/3 in the remaining columns will stay where the are. So the student whose name is in row i sheet 1 will have his marks on row 1 sheet 2. If the sort moves his name to row 2 - his name will be on row 2 on the other sheets but his marks will remail on row 1 on sheet 2 etc. Try it.



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