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    Excel Sort Issue

    Sometimes - and only sometimes

    When sorting imported txt data files, the sort function will place a record that should end up well down within the sorted output work sheet at the top of the sheet.

    I have inspected the txt record and cannot find any special characters in the sort field that should cause this problem.

    Ideas?

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    MMI,

    We'd need some sample data to figure this one out.
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    Was any of the data to be sorted copied from an internet web site? If so, the clean and trim functions may help remove hidden non printable characters prior to sorting:

    Cell B3 =Clean(Trim(a3))

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    Maud

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    Or copy / paste text only.

    cheers, Paul

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    Another way to ensure that the data does not have any embedded codes or data is to copy and paste it into Notepad. Notepad can only contain text and nothing more. Worpad amongst others may appear to contain only text but can hold embedded information

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