sorting data

fahimip

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Morning Guys

I have a table i need to sort, it consists of three columns

Company, code & quantity

The problem i have is that company names can turn up more than once
this means that i need to be able to identify the rows where the company names are the same and then lump them together,
I could also do with addiing up the codes that are repeated.

heres an example;

Company Qty code

HARRISON 1 SCR/SUPP/54
J A LTD 1 SCR/SUPP/11
FOUNDRY LTD 1 SCR/SUPP/06
2 SCR/SUPP/54
1 SCR/SUPP/54
CASTINGS LTD 1 SCR/SUPP/54
SIGMACASH LTD 4 SCR/SUPP/54
THOMAS 1 SCR/SUPP/54
1 SCR/SUPP/06
CHINA ENG CO LTD 1 SCR/SUPP/44

FOUNDRY LTD 6 SCR/SUPP/06
2 SCR/SUPP/61
16 SCR/SUPP/06
1 SCR/SUPP/06
2 SCR/SUPP/61
1 SCR/SUPP/06
CASTINGS LTD 1 SCR/SUPP/07
1 SCR/SUPP/06


I realise its all over the place, but the company name comes first followed by a quantity and code (SCR/SUPP....)

if you have any questions please let me know

i will attempt to get back to you asap


Thanks
 

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Andrew Poulsom

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If your data looks like this:
Book2
ABCD
1HARRISON1SCR/SUPP/54
2J A LTD1SCR/SUPP/11
3FOUNDRY LTD1SCR/SUPP/06
42SCR/SUPP/54
51SCR/SUPP/54
6CASTINGS LTD1SCR/SUPP/54
7SIGMACASH LTD4SCR/SUPP/54
8THOMAS1SCR/SUPP/54
91SCR/SUPP/06
10CHINA ENG CO LTD1SCR/SUPP/44
11FOUNDRY LTD6SCR/SUPP/06
122SCR/SUPP/61
1316SCR/SUPP/06
141SCR/SUPP/06
152SCR/SUPP/61
161SCR/SUPP/06
17CASTINGS LTD1SCR/SUPP/07
181SCR/SUPP/06
Sheet1


Click the header for column A and choose Edit|Go To|Special|Blanks|OK. Type =, press the up arrow and press Ctrl+Enter to fill in the missing names. Click the header again and Copy|Paste Special Values to remove the formulas.

Now insert some suitable headers in row 1, and you can sort the list or create a pivot table from it.
 

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