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Sort month/date/year data using month and date only

  1. #1
    SMW820
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    Sort month/date/year data using month and date only

    Hi,

    I am attempting to sort a list of companies that are formatted in our
    database system by month/date/year (mm/dd/yyyy). I want them to sort by
    month and date only, however Excel 2000 recognizes the year as a criteria.

    How do I get the program to ignore the year information for these 4,000+
    entries?

    Thanks so much.
    SMW820

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    Daniel CHEN
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    Re: Sort month/date/year data using month and date only

    An indirect way:
    Insert two extra columns - one for month using MONTH function and another
    for day using DAY function.
    Then sort by month and day.

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    "SMW820" <SMW820@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:018718A9-791D-4676-AE9A-DD4B032B50CB@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am attempting to sort a list of companies that are formatted in our
    > database system by month/date/year (mm/dd/yyyy). I want them to sort by
    > month and date only, however Excel 2000 recognizes the year as a criteria.
    >
    > How do I get the program to ignore the year information for these 4,000+
    > entries?
    >
    > Thanks so much.
    > SMW820




  3. #3
    Marcelo
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    RE: Sort month/date/year data using month and date only

    Hi,

    you could use an auxiliar column with =month(a1)&day(a1) copy it down and
    sort by this column

    HTH
    Regards from Brazil
    Marcelo

    "SMW820" escreveu:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am attempting to sort a list of companies that are formatted in our
    > database system by month/date/year (mm/dd/yyyy). I want them to sort by
    > month and date only, however Excel 2000 recognizes the year as a criteria.
    >
    > How do I get the program to ignore the year information for these 4,000+
    > entries?
    >
    > Thanks so much.
    > SMW820


  4. #4
    SMW820
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    Re: Sort month/date/year data using month and date only

    Hi Daniel:

    Thank you for your solution. At first I did not understand. After reading
    the second response from Marcelo, I got it! And it worked!

    Thanks again.
    SMW820

    "Daniel CHEN" wrote:

    > An indirect way:
    > Insert two extra columns - one for month using MONTH function and another
    > for day using DAY function.
    > Then sort by month and day.
    >
    > --
    > Best regards,
    > ---
    > Yongjun CHEN
    > ==================================
    > - - - - www.XLDataSoft.com - - - -
    > Free Excel/VBA Tool & Training Material
    > ==================================
    > "SMW820" <SMW820@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:018718A9-791D-4676-AE9A-DD4B032B50CB@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I am attempting to sort a list of companies that are formatted in our
    > > database system by month/date/year (mm/dd/yyyy). I want them to sort by
    > > month and date only, however Excel 2000 recognizes the year as a criteria.
    > >
    > > How do I get the program to ignore the year information for these 4,000+
    > > entries?
    > >
    > > Thanks so much.
    > > SMW820

    >
    >
    >


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    SMW820
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    RE: Sort month/date/year data using month and date only

    Hi Marcelo:

    Thank you for your response. I had received another similar solution prior
    to yours, and did not understand. I gained clarity after reading your
    answer. And it worked!

    Thanks so much.
    SMW820


    "Marcelo" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > you could use an auxiliar column with =month(a1)&day(a1) copy it down and
    > sort by this column
    >
    > HTH
    > Regards from Brazil
    > Marcelo
    >
    > "SMW820" escreveu:
    >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I am attempting to sort a list of companies that are formatted in our
    > > database system by month/date/year (mm/dd/yyyy). I want them to sort by
    > > month and date only, however Excel 2000 recognizes the year as a criteria.
    > >
    > > How do I get the program to ignore the year information for these 4,000+
    > > entries?
    > >
    > > Thanks so much.
    > > SMW820


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcelo
    Hi,

    you could use an auxiliar column with =month(a1)&day(a1) copy it down and
    sort by this column

    HTH
    Regards from Brazil
    Marcelo
    I think you'd have a problem with this approach. 11th January and 1st november would both become 111.

    For a one column approach try

    =DATE(0,MONTH(A1),DAY(A1))

  7. #7
    SMW820
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    Re: Sort month/date/year data using month and date only

    Hi "daddylonglegs",

    Yes, I can see where this might become an issue and luckily I did not have
    any of these dates in the system. However, I will also keep this version of
    the recommended solutions on hand for future reference.

    Thanks very much for your help.
    SMW820

    "daddylonglegs" wrote:

    >
    > Marcelo Wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > you could use an auxiliar column with =month(a1)&day(a1) copy it down
    > > and
    > > sort by this column
    > >
    > > HTH
    > > Regards from Brazil
    > > Marcelo
    > >
    > >

    >
    > I think you'd have a problem with this approach. 11th January and 1st
    > november would both become 111.
    >
    > For a one column approach try
    >
    > =DATE(0,MONTH(A1),DAY(A1))
    >
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    Re: Sort month/date/year data using month and date only

    I also realised I would need to do this. Fortunately I realised in time to set up a separate column for the year and another for the month and day. If I hadn't done this originally I suppose I would have done something like converting the date to a string and splitting it into the separate fields and and then sorting by the separate parts of the date. It would actually be simpler to split the date into the 3 component parts each in its own field.


    Hope this helps or has someone found a better way?

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    Re: Sort month/date/year data using month and date only

    Hi, it's been a while since I worked, and am rusty, our membership list has birthdays including year, all in one column, (I inherited it as it was and want to leave it easy if I can). I too would like to sort on Month and then Day, ignoring the year. But keep the year shown with birthday as it is relevant, I don't recall how to do what the top answers are doing. Is the one with the formula, the way I must format the column? I am confused. Sorry

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