HELP WITH SMALL MACRO PLEASE

BAS872

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Sep 17, 2002
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I would appreciate help with a macro to sort data in a small table.

Say the table is in range A1:F15

Problem:
Sometimes not all rows contain data. The last one, two or more (up to 6 or 7)rows may be empty. When Excel sorts the whole table it places empty rows on top and it leaves corresponding gaps in the chart associated with the table!

Instead of writing the range A1:F15 in the macro, what line of code can I use so that Excel selects only the rows that contain data?

The empty rows are always the ones at the bottom of the table. And, as I say, it may be anywhere between the last one and the last seven rows that will be empty.

I would appreciate any help. I am not a programmer...as if you couldn't tell!

Thanks
 

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Tom Urtis

MrExcel MVP
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Feb 10, 2002
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Your macro will look something like this. Modify for the column to sort by, and whether you want to sort ascending or descending.

Sub SortList()
Dim sList As Range
Set sList = Range(("A1"), Range("F65536").End(xlUp))
sList.Sort Key1:=Range("A2"), Order1:=xlAscending, Header:=xlGuess, _
OrderCustom:=1, MatchCase:=False, Orientation:=xlTopToBottom, _
DataOption1:=xlSortNormal
End Sub
 

PaddyD

MrExcel MVP
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May 1, 2002
Messages
14,234
Off message, but just FYI - excel will only chart visable cells, so you can remove offending values from a chart (e.g. zeros / blanks) by setting up a filter on the chart's data range to filter them out...

Paddy
 

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