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Autofilter sorting in '03 to '07, loosing row data in adjoining cells

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    Question Autofilter sorting in '03 to '07, loosing row data in adjoining cells

    So I am working in Excel 2003, the spreadsheets that I am building are going to people that have Excel 2007. The issue I am having is keeping the row data locked.

    The format of the spreadsheet is a Name, then several columns of personnel details such as department, supervisor, extension. Then in that same row, I have many columns of numerical metrics (Employee Performance Data).

    The information needs to be able to be resorted by a user by the demographics, and I have Autofilter on for these columns. In Excel 2003 everything works fine. However, when the user opens it up in 2007, and uses one of the autofilter settings, such as alphabetical, the demographic data on the left changes, but the metrics on the right hand side stay static, and thus mismatching employee's and numerical values.

    Can anyone provide some advise on what's causing this and how to prevent it? I have tried locking and unlocking cells to no avail, presorting data....

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    Re: Autofilter sorting in '03 to '07, loosing row data in adjoining cells

    If i sort in excel 2007 it also sorts the valuas in the left side.

    So I can't simulate your problem.
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    Re: Autofilter sorting in '03 to '07, loosing row data in adjoining cells

    What I mean by Left Side and Right Side is:

    Left Side - Columns B through K = Name and Demographic details (These have the auto-filters on them)
    Right Side - Columns N - GL = Numerical Data

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    Re: Autofilter sorting in '03 to '07, loosing row data in adjoining cells

    Post an excel example without confidentional information.

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    Re: Autofilter sorting in '03 to '07, loosing row data in adjoining cells

    bg-example.xls Here is an example sheet, although normally its like 400 rows, lol

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    Re: Autofilter sorting in '03 to '07, loosing row data in adjoining cells

    Put the filter on all data (also on N - GL)

    If you filter a column it also changes the corresponding values in the column N - gL).

    See the example.
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    Re: Autofilter sorting in '03 to '07, loosing row data in adjoining cells

    Trying this now!

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    Re: Autofilter sorting in '03 to '07, loosing row data in adjoining cells

    Fantastic, Thank you so much! The simplest solution works =]

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    Re: Autofilter sorting in '03 to '07, loosing row data in adjoining cells

    Glad I could help. Thanks for the reply.

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