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    Data sort

    The criteria is that the sort is to be from right to left. Ignoring the first Alpha character.
    The sort is on the first 2 figures from the right ....

    A550009C
    A110011A
    A130007B
    A070113C

    the result would be:
    A130007B
    A550009C
    A110011A
    A070113C

    can anyone help me out here please?

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    Re: Data sort

    Welcome to the forum.

    Put =mid(a1, 2, 99) in an adjacent column and sort by that.
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    Re: Data sort

    shg ...
    thanks for the reply.

    sorry, I am a newbee.
    Don't fully understand the answer.
    Can you find time to break it down for me?

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    Re: Data sort

    Actually, I retract my answer. I can't tell what you're sorting by to get the results in your example.

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    Re: Data sort

    the sort is the first 3 characters, reading right to left, whilst ignoring the first Alpha character.

    So, looking at the first 4 lines in the above example, the resulting sort would be 07, 09, 11, 13.

    Hope this makes sense.

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    Re: Data sort

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    Then sort by col B.

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