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How to flip / reverse a column of data order vertically in Excel?

Sometimes, you may want to flip a column of data order in Excel. It seems quite hard to reverse the data order manually, especially for a lot of data in the column. This article will guide you to flip or reverse a column data order vertically quickly.

Flip a column of data order in Excel with Sort command

Flip a column of data order in Excel with VBA

Flip a column of data order in Excel with Kutools for Excel


Supposing you need to flip the column of data in Microsoft Excel as shown in the following screenshot:


Flip a column of data order in Excel with Sort command


Using Sort command can help you flip a column of data in Excel with following steps:

1. Insert a series of sequence numbers besides the column. In this case, in insert 1, 2, 3…, 7 in Column B, then select B2:B12, see screenshot:

2.  Click the Data > Sort Z to A, see screenshot:

3.  In the Sort Warning dialog box, check the Expand the selection option, and click the Sort button.

4. Then you will see the number order of Column A is flipped. And you can delete or hide the Column B according to your needs. See the following screenshot:

This method is also applied to reversing multiple columns of data order.


Flip a column of data order in Excel with VBA

If you know how to use a VBA code in Excel, you may flip / reverse data order vertically as follows:

1.  Hold down the Alt + F11 keys in Excel, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

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

VBA: Flip / reverse a range data order vertically in Excel.

Sub FlipColumns()
'Updateby20131126
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
Dim Arr As Variant
Dim i As Integer, j As Integer, k As Integer
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
Arr = WorkRng.Formula
For j = 1 To UBound(Arr, 2)
    k = UBound(Arr, 1)
    For i = 1 To UBound(Arr, 1) / 2
        xTemp = Arr(i, j)
        Arr(i, j) = Arr(k, j)
        Arr(k, j) = xTemp
        k = k - 1
    Next
Next
WorkRng.Formula = Arr
End Sub

3.  Press the F5 key to run this macro, a dialog is popped up for you to select a range to flip vertically, see screenshot:

4.  Click OK in the dialog, the range is flipped vertically, see screenshot:


Flip a column of data order in Excel with Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel installed, you can reverse the numbers order of columns with Flip Vertical Range tool quickly.

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1.  Select the column of data that you want to flip.

2. Click Kutools > Range > Flip Vertical Range, then select the option you need. See screenshot:

3. Then the data in the column has been flipped vertically. See screenshot:

Tip:
If you select All that means flip the values with the cell format, and if you select Only flip values that means just flip cell values without cell format.

Click Flip Vertical Range to know more about this feature.

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    Babken · 1 months ago
    Thank you very much! It really helped me!
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    MIHA · 9 months ago
    how i can change macro to flip horisontally?
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    Kevinbd83 · 1 years ago
    Basically I need the same as above but the amount of fields vertically can change from 1 to 12. Then, for example 3 fields, I would need number 3 to be at the top... If 11 then 11 at the top. It's random everytime between 1&12 though. Any ideas? As trying INDEX but to no avail
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    Duncan Adams · 1 years ago
    Why .. why in the hell do people and not just you ... have to prove how to reinvent the wheel and show how to do things that don't need to be done .
    How to flip / reverse a column of data order vertically in Excel? All you have to do is tell people to hi - light the data and go push the a/z button and it's done . Yeah I don't know what I am doing .. excel is shit because it's hard to use ... but this was so easy and you make so hard . You're not and educator . Duncan Adams
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      Wormeh · 1 years ago
      That's actually not true. The A/Z button SORTS it (usually from low to high or form a to z), but it doesnt FLIP it. Yes, it does flip when it's ordered from a to z or from low to high, but what if it's not? So yes, this is useful. Please think before you speak Duncan.
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    Saikumar · 2 years ago
    Hi, Thanks a lot, it is really so simple using using Data - Sort