VBA - Sort Data in Multiple Categories / Subcategories and Output into New Worksheet

Aqualung

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Hey guys -


I have a bit of a complex question but I am trying to do some sorting / formatting with VBA and write a macro to help me sort through some large volumes of data. The dShouldata is stored in a table similar to what is shown below. A few key notes about the data:


The Data

  • Column A has unique identifiers for all the data;
  • Column B has the Category 1 name. There are 8 of these in total;
  • Column C has subcategory names - Category 2. There may be 10-100 of these in a dataset, but in all cases they are mapped to Category 1 and consistent.
  • Column D has a rank of all the Unique IDs within Category 2;
  • Column E (through AZ) has actual numerical values for all of these unique IDs.


My Goal


I would like to re-order this entire dataset based on the following:



  • First, Category 1 - for simplicity, we can assume that the 8 names within Category 1 will always be in the same order and can be ordered in some other table manually.
  • Then, I would like to sum up all balances that add up to the Category 2 names, and order all Category 2 names in largest to smallest format under Category 1 headings;
  • Under Category 2, I would like to order all Unique IDs based on their ranking in column D.


There are 2-3k entries to be sorted in this dataset. I would like to have this output to a new worksheet.


I'm a bit unsure where to start as I am a beginner with VBA. I've read some suggested websites and searched the internet all day today but haven't figured this out yet. Automated Excel was a good resource and I would welcome any other resource that the community thinks might help me with this issue. I figure that if I can come up with something that identifies (1) the unique category 2 names under each category 1 name, (2) their respective ranking, and (3) max of column D, then I can output those to a new range and loop through until I exhaust both category 2 and category 1 names, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet...


Any help is appreciated!

Column ABCDE
Unique IDCategory 1Category 2Ranking of $ value in Category 2$ value
10001A1Aa2$1,000
10011B1Ba1$2,000
10021A1Aa1$1,001

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