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Two tips today, and the day is already young... Russell has a column of internal IP addresses and he want to sort them. The problem is that the .100. addresses are coming before the .22. addresses.

If Russell adds a new, temporary column to be used for sorting, he can use this new custom function IPForSort(). This code should be pasted into a code module in the workbook.

  
Public Function IPforSort(OrigVal)
IPforSort = ""
OrigVal = OrigVal & "."
Bg = 1
For i = 1 To Len(OrigVal)
If Mid(OrigVal, i, 1) = "." Then
IPforSort = IPforSort & Format(Mid(OrigVal, Bg, i - Bg), "000") & "."
Bg = i + 1
End If
Next i
IPforSort = Left(IPforSort, Len(IPforSort) - 1)
End Function

By Bill Jelen on 01-Nov-2001

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