Formula and Sort problem

kplldjp

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I have two columns of fixed data and one is a formula

That is

A b C Result of formula
1 john 1 1
2 mary c1+1 2
1 phil C2+1 3
2 dave c3+1 4
3 mark c4+1 5

when I try to re-sort based on column A, the results of my formula get screwed up because the formulas now do nor reference properly

What I want is to have the result of the formula to be fixed data, even if it is another column so that if I sort of A the results will still be available

Bottom line: I want to take the result from a formula and make it fixed so I can sort based on other criteria.

I hope this is clear
 

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boxsterman

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if you lock the cells by using the $ i.e. $c$1 - this should solve your problem

$c - locks it to C
$4 - locks it to 4....

u can use either one or both
 

kplldjp

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Thanks for the reply but that does not quite do it. I want the result of the formula to travel with the sorted data. using the lock causes that column to stay static, missrepresenting the data.

Kevin.
 

kplldjp

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For what is it worth and to close off this question i resolved it by doing a
copy and then paste special (vaules) to a new column and then sorting
on this new column. It works and I am happy
 

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