In this article, we will create a custom function to sort data in alphabetical order.
Raw data consists of random names that we want to sort.
We have created “SortString” custom function to sort data alphabetically. It takes source range and position as inputs, and returns values based on the specified position. This function firstly creates a sorted array and then the specified position is used to extract the required value from the sorted array.
The above function is used to get the count of number of values within the array.
values(j) = values(j – 1)
The above code is used to shift values within the array by one index.
Please follow below for the code
Option Explicit Function SortString(Source As Range, Position As Long) As String 'Declaring variables Dim Cell As Range Dim values() As String Dim i As Long, j As Long Dim Done As Boolean ReDim values(1 To 1) 'Looping through all cells in the range For Each Cell In Source Done = False i = 1 'Creating an array of sorted name Do If Cell.Value < values(i) Then Done = True Else i = i + 1 End If Loop While Done = False And i <= UBound(values) ReDim Preserve values(1 To UBound(values) + 1) If i <= UBound(values) Then 'Adjusting value in sorted name array For j = UBound(values) To i + 1 Step -1 values(j) = values(j - 1) Next j End If values(i) = Cell.Value Next Cell 'Assigning value of required position SortString = values(Position + 1) End Function
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