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How to sort multiple rows or columns independently at once in Excel?

In Excel, you can apply the Sort feature to sort only one row or column in a range of columns, but, if you need to sort multiple rows or columns independently at once to get the following screenshot shown. Are there any quick ways to solve this task in Excel?

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Sort multiple columns independently at once with VBA code

Sort multiple rows independently at once with VBA code


arrow blue right bubble Sort multiple columns independently at once with VBA code

To sort multiple columns independently in an ascending order, the following VBA code may help you, please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Sort multiple columns independently at once:

Sub SortIndividualJR()
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim yRg As Range
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    Set ws = ActiveSheet
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox(Prompt:="Range Selection:", _
                                    Title:="Kutools for excel", Type:=8)
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each yRg In xRg
        With ws.Sort
            .SortFields.Clear
            .SortFields.Add Key:=yRg, Order:=xlAscending
            .SetRange ws.Range(yRg, yRg.End(xlDown))
            .Header = xlNo
            .MatchCase = False
            .Apply
        End With
    Next yRg
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box is popped out to remind you select the data range that you want to sort based on each column, see screenshot:

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4. And then click OK, each columns have been sorted dependently at once, see screenshot:

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arrow blue right bubble Sort multiple rows independently at once with VBA code

If you want to sort multiple rows independently, here also is a VBA code for you.

1. Select the data that you want to sort based on each rows.

doc sort multiple columns 3

2. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

3. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Sort multiple rows independently at once:

Sub SortIndividualR()
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Dim xRg As Range, yRg As Range
    If TypeName(Selection) <> "Range" Then Exit Sub
    Set xRg = Selection
    If xRg.Count = 1 Then
        MsgBox "Select multiple cells!", vbExclamation, "Kutools for Excel"
        Exit Sub
    End If
    With Application
        .ScreenUpdating = False
        .EnableEvents = False
        .Calculation = xlCalculationManual
    End With
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each yRg In xRg.Rows
        yRg.Sort Key1:=yRg.Cells(1, 1), _
        Order1:=xlAscending, _
        Header:=xlNo, _
        Orientation:=xlSortRows
    Next yRg
    With Application
        .ScreenUpdating = True
        .EnableEvents = True
        .Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
    End With
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

4. Then press F5 key to run this code, the data in each rows have been sorted at once, see screenshot:

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When I try to sort the columns it sorts data outside of the sected range! Why is this?
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It works great ! thank you !
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¿Cómo puedo ordenar por color múltiples filas de forma independiente y que las celdas que no tengan color estén a la derecha?
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I love this, I'm curious as to the functionality of sorting by color for each column individually. I tried this but it didn't work:


Dim xRg As Range
Dim yRg As Range
Dim ws As Worksheet
Set ws = ActiveSheet
On Error Resume Next
Set xRg = Application.InputBox(Prompt:="Range Selection:", _
Title:="Kutools for excel", Type:=8)
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
For Each yRg In xRg
With ws.Sort
.SortFields.Clear
.SortFields.Add Key:=yRg, _
SortOn:=xlSortOnCellColor, Order:=xlDescending, DataOption:=xlSortNormal
.SetRange ws.Range(yRg, yRg.End(xlDown))
.Header = xlNo
.MatchCase = False
.Apply
End With
Next yRg
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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Thank you so much for this. It really helped. I would also like to know how to sort by color. I have 26 columns, each having different types of items identified by the font color. I would like to alphabetize all the columns individually but in a specific color order. How do I do this?
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You have just saved me several headaches with this solution! Thanks a ton!
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excellent post, thank you very much!
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Спасибо тебе человек!!
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My data ranges from 0-100; When I Try to sort multiples rows at once, it starts the data off with the 100s, then sorts the rest numerically least to greatest, putting the 100s at the least side of the range. How can I fix this?
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Update; I've realized it is sorting by the first digit in the number only - How do I get it to sort by the whole number?
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Hi, Devyn,
The code works well in my worksheet. Could you upload your Excel file or data screenshot here? So that, we can help to check where the problem is?
Thank you!
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