Snaking columns in Excel


M

Mac

I wish to prepare a book inventory. Column A is the book title, Column B is
the author. I will sort alphabetically by column B (author), then
alphabetically by column A (books will be in alphabetical order for that
author). I wish to have a total of four columns on each page, so will add
Columns C and D. I want the first two columns to SNAKE to the third and
fourth columns. Then, continue in that same format to page 2. Can you help?
 
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P

Per Jessen

Hi

Select columns A:D and goto Data > Sort > Set up the sort as desired.

Regards,
Per
 
G

Gord Dibben

After sorting the columns as you like.....................

Sub Move_Sets()
Dim iSource As Long
Dim iTarget As Long

iSource = 1
iTarget = 1

Do
Cells(iSource, "A").Resize(50, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "A")
Cells(iSource + 50, "A").Resize(50, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "C")

iSource = iSource + 100
iTarget = iTarget + 51
Loop Until IsEmpty(Cells(iSource, "A").Value)

End Sub


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
 
A

AFSSkier

Gord,

Your macro for snaking columns works great. However, I need the column
headers in A1 & B1 repeated to C1 & D1 and throughout the spreadsheet.

Also have a different 2 column I need to snake to 8 columns (4 sets) in the
same manner. Each page is 54 rows at the page break.
 
G

Gord Dibben

Revised.................you do the math if number of rows per set is not
correct

Sub Move_Sets()
Dim iSource As Long
Dim iTarget As Long

iSource = 2
iTarget = 2
Range("A1:B1").Copy Range("C1:H1")
Do
Cells(iSource, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "A")
Cells(iSource + 54, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "C")
Cells(iSource + 108, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "E")
Cells(iSource + 162, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "G")
iSource = iSource + 216
iTarget = iTarget + 55 'insert a blank row

Loop Until IsEmpty(Cells(iSource, "A").Value)

End Sub


Gord
 
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C

craig m

how do you get rid of the blank row?



Gord Dibben wrote:

Revised.................
02-Mar-09

Revised.................you do the math if number of rows per set is not
correct

Sub Move_Sets()
Dim iSource As Long
Dim iTarget As Long

iSource = 2
iTarget = 2
Range("A1:B1").Copy Range("C1:H1")
Do
Cells(iSource, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "A")
Cells(iSource + 54, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "C")
Cells(iSource + 108, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "E")
Cells(iSource + 162, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "G")
iSource = iSource + 216
iTarget = iTarget + 55 'insert a blank row

Loop Until IsEmpty(Cells(iSource, "A").Value)

End Sub


Gord


On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 10:57:03 -0800, AFSSkier

Previous Posts In This Thread:

Snaking columns in Excel
I wish to prepare a book inventory. Column A is the book title, Column B is
the author. I will sort alphabetically by column B (author), then
alphabetically by column A (books will be in alphabetical order for that
author). I wish to have a total of four columns on each page, so will add
Columns C and D. I want the first two columns to SNAKE to the third and
fourth columns. Then, continue in that same format to page 2. Can you help?

Re: Snaking columns in Excel
Hi

Select columns A:D and goto Data > Sort > Set up the sort as desired.

Regards,
Per

After sorting the columns as you like.....................
After sorting the columns as you like.....................

Sub Move_Sets()
Dim iSource As Long
Dim iTarget As Long

iSource = 1
iTarget = 1

Do
Cells(iSource, "A").Resize(50, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "A")
Cells(iSource + 50, "A").Resize(50, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "C")

iSource = iSource + 100
iTarget = iTarget + 51
Loop Until IsEmpty(Cells(iSource, "A").Value)

End Sub


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

Gord,Your macro for snaking columns works great.
Gord,

Your macro for snaking columns works great. However, I need the column
headers in A1 & B1 repeated to C1 & D1 and throughout the spreadsheet.

Also have a different 2 column I need to snake to 8 columns (4 sets) in the
same manner. Each page is 54 rows at the page break.
--
Thanks, Kevin


:

Revised.................
Revised.................you do the math if number of rows per set is not
correct

Sub Move_Sets()
Dim iSource As Long
Dim iTarget As Long

iSource = 2
iTarget = 2
Range("A1:B1").Copy Range("C1:H1")
Do
Cells(iSource, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "A")
Cells(iSource + 54, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "C")
Cells(iSource + 108, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "E")
Cells(iSource + 162, "A").Resize(54, 2).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "G")
iSource = iSource + 216
iTarget = iTarget + 55 'insert a blank row

Loop Until IsEmpty(Cells(iSource, "A").Value)

End Sub


Gord


On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 10:57:03 -0800, AFSSkier

Re: Snaking columns in Excel
Assume, works great!

Thank you very much, Kevin


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G

Gord Dibben

Before or after?

To not have a blank row inserted change this line

iTarget = iTarget + 55 'insert a blank row

iTarget = iTarget + 54

If you have already run the macro and have the blank lines...........

Select a column then F5>Special>Blanks>OK>Edit>Delete>Entire row.


Gord
 
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I

ihocking20

I wish to prepare a book inventory. Column A is the book title, Column B is
the author. I will sort alphabetically by column B (author), then
alphabetically by column A (books will be in alphabetical order for that
author). I wish to have a total of four columns on each page, so will add
Columns C and D. I want the first two columns to SNAKE to the third and
fourth columns. Then, continue in that same format to page 2. Can you help?
This solution is fabulous. I changed a couple of things to make it 4 column for 7,300 rows and removed the blank row. Absolutely brilliant.
Ian

viz:
Sub Move_Sets()
Dim iSource As Long
Dim iTarget As Long
iSource = 2
iTarget = 2
Range("A1:D1").Copy Range("E1:H1")
Do
Cells(iSource, "A").Resize(54, 4).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "A")
Cells(iSource + 54, "A").Resize(54, 4).Cut _
Destination:=Cells(iTarget, "E")
iSource = iSource + 108
iTarget = iTarget + 54

Loop Until IsEmpty(Cells(iSource, "A").Value)

End Sub
 

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