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excel – Custom order sort

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


Hi I would like to sort the whole C column based on the values(Critical, high, medium,low). I am running this code on macro enabled worksheet

Here is my code.

Sub run()
Range("C:C").Sort Key1:=Range("C1"), SortOn:=xlSortOnValues, Order:=xlAscending, CustomOrder:="Critical,High,Medium,Low", DataOption:=xlSortNormal
End Sub

It did not work as there is error indicated. No argument. What is the solution to correct this problem? Thank you.

How to&Answers:

Your custom sort criteria needs to be in an array. Try,

Sub runSortC()
    Dim vCustom_Sort As Variant, rr As Long

    vCustom_Sort = Array("Critical","High","Medium","Low", Chr(42))
    Application.AddCustomList ListArray:=vCustom_Sort

    with Range("C:C")

        'sort on custom order with header
        .Cells.Sort Key1:=.Columns(1), Order1:=xlAscending, _
                    Orientation:=xlTopToBottom, Header:=xlYes, MatchCase:=False, _
                    OrderCustom:=Application.CustomListCount + 1


    End With

End Sub

If this is in a public module, a qualified parent worksheet reference would help.



ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1").Sort.SortFields.Add2 Key:=Range("A:A") _
    , SortOn:=xlSortOnValues, Order:=xlAscending, CustomOrder:= _
    "Critical,High,Medium,Low", DataOption:=xlSortNormal

    With ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1").Sort
    .SetRange Range("A:A")
    .Header = xlNo
    .MatchCase = False
    .Orientation = xlTopToBottom
    .SortMethod = xlPinYin
End With