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How to sort column data by clicking on header in Excel?

Supposing, I have a range of data, now, I would like to sort the data in ascending or descending order by clicking on any column header to get the following screenshot shown. How could you solve this job in Excel?

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Sort data by clicking on column header with VBA code

arrow blue right bubble Sort data by clicking on column header with VBA code

Normally, in Excel, you can apply the Sort feature to sort the data quickly and easily, but, to sort data by just clicking on a cell, the following VBA code can do you a favor.

1. Right click the sheet tab that you want to sort data by clicking on a cell, and choose View Code from the context menu, and in the opened Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window, copy and paste the following code into the blank Module:

VBA code: Sort data by click on a cell or column header:

Public blnToggle As Boolean
Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick _
(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
'Updateby Extendoffice
Dim LastColumn As Long, keyColumn As Long, LastRow As Long
Dim SortRange As Range
LastColumn = _
Cells.Find(What:="*", After:=Range("A1"), _
SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Column
keyColumn = Target.Column
If keyColumn > LastColumn Then Exit Sub
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Cancel = True
LastRow = Cells(Rows.Count, keyColumn).End(xlUp).Row
Set SortRange = Target.CurrentRegion
blnToggle = Not blnToggle
If blnToggle = True Then
SortRange.Sort _
Key1:=Cells(2, keyColumn), Order1:=xlAscending, Header:=xlYes
SortRange.Sort _
Key1:=Cells(2, keyColumn), Order1:=xlDescending, Header:=xlYes
End If
Set SortRange = Nothing
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

doc sort by click 2

2. And then save and close the code window, now, when you double click any cell or column header within the data range, the column will be sorted in ascending order, if you double click it again, the column will be sorted descending at once.

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    Rob · 1 years ago
    No can do crackerjack - don't work
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      skyyang · 11 months ago
      Hi, Rob,
      The above code works well in my Excel, can you give your problem a screenshot here?
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    Vernon · 1 years ago
    Doesn't work, nothing happens, know how to create module in vba, did that, saved and nothing when header double clicked. Please fix it.
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    Richard · 1 years ago
    Works ok to ascend, double click a 2nd time as stated to descend does nothing