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How to shuffle rows/columns/a range of cells randomly in Excel?

Supposing you have a range of cells, and now you want to shuffle the rows in a random order as below screenshot shown, how can you quickly and randomly shuffle them in Excel?

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  Shuffle rows/a column values with formula


1. Select a list of cells next to you range, for instance, D1: D8, and then type this formula =RAND(), see screenshot:

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2. Then press Ctrl + Enter. Now you can see there is a list of random data displayed.

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3. Now you can go to Data tab, and select Sort smallest to largest or Sort largest to smallest as you need. See screenshot:

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4. Then there is a popped dialog, and check Expand the selection option. And click Sort.

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Till now the data range has been shuffled by rows randomly.

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Then you can remove the formula cells.

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However, if you want to shuffle a range of cells by columns or all cells as below screenshots shown, how can you solve it in Excel? Now go on next method, I will introduce a multifunctional tool for you to solve it easily.

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  Shuffle rows/columns/a range of cells randomly with Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel installed, there is a utility – Sort Range Randomly can shuffle your data by entire row, entire column, or all cells of range, also can select random cells, random columns or random rows from a range.

  Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the range cells you want to shuffle randomly, and click Kutools > Range > Sort Range Randomly. See screenshot:

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2. Then in the Sort Rand Randomly dialog, under Sort tab, please select the option you need.

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3. Then click Ok or Apply.

Sort by entire rows

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Sort by entire columns

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Sort cells in the range

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Sort cells in each row

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Sort cells in each column

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With Kutools for Excel’s Sort Range Randomly utility, you can select cells randomly in a range.

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Click here to know more about Sort Range Randomly utility.


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