Sorting data using VBA
2023-06-04 Sorting 0
Here are some of the options you can use to sort data in Excel using VBA:
- Sorting two-dimensional arrays: SORT worksheet function
- Sorting a worksheet range: RangeSort
- Sorting a worksheet table: TableSort
- Sorting small arrays (<= 1000 items): BubbleSort
- Sorting a large one-dimensional array (> 1000 items): QuickSort (might use a lot of memory)
- Sorting a large one-dimensional array (> 1000 items): ShellSort (uses less memory than QuickSort)
- Sorting a large two-dimensional array (> 1000 items): MergeSort
RangeSort, TableSort, BubbleSort, MergeSort and the SORT worksheet function are stable sort methods:
Items with equal sort keys are returned in the same order in the sorted result as they had before being sorted.
QuickSort and ShellSort are not stable sort methods and you would normally not want to use these with two-dimensional arrays.
See this post if you need information about how to read from and write to worksheet cells using array variables.