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    Sort postcode list alphabeically and numerically

    Can anyone please help and advise how can I sort the attached list both alphabetically and numerically. Have failed in my attempts and now need assistance.
    I have a list of UK postcode sectors which I am trying to sort alphabetically and numerically, the order should be eg AB1 0, AB10 1, G2 1, G20 1 but excel wont allow that sort order.
    There are three postcode formats
    XX11 1
    X1 1
    X11 1
    where X an Y could be any letters in the alphabet and 1 could be any digit 0 to 9.
    Have attached a short list and would be grateful if someone could help with a formula in column B which would allow me to sort the list in column A which I can
    then apply to my full list.
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    MikeyM
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    Re: Sort postcode list alphabeically and numerically

    try
    =LEFT(A3,MIN(FIND({1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0},A3&1234567890))-1)&TEXT(MID(A3,MIN(FIND({1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0},A3&1234567890)),2)+0,"00")&" "&RIGHT(A3)
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    Re: Sort postcode list alphabeically and numerically

    Brilliant, many thanks, saves me lot of manual work!!.
    Rgds
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