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Callisto012

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I was given an Excel doc where the creator color coded changes in data that I need to fix.
There are about 300 rows and the data I need to update is scattered all over.

Is there anyway to sort by color?

That would save me a LOT of time! :D

Thanks for any and all help. (y)
 

DaveBurnett

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If you just need to change all the cells in the sheet to the same colour you can do that easily with the format command.
If you just need to change one of many colours, a simple VB macro can test all cells and change just matching ones.
 
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Dave, I think you misunderstood what op was asking. My understanding is that he/she wants to basically group all the rows that contain a particular color together since these are the rows that require changes to be made. This would allow user to make all necessary changes one row after another without having to jump around the workbook searching for the rows that are highlighted for change.

I don't think there is any built in functionality to do this but a simple macro could be created to add a value to a helper column if the row contains a particular color. After the macro is finished running you can just sort by the helper column value. If you need help with the macro post a sample workbook.

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Callisto012

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Thanks Rollin, that's what I needed. But as it turns out, this morning I noticed some hidden cells... one of with being an entry date. :cool: All the old data was dated earlier than the corrected data. So it was just a matter of sorting by date. (y)

Sorry for not explaining it very well the first time.

Thanks for the efforts!
 

Callisto012

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Oooo! That's what I was looking for. The hidden date thing worked this time. But I have a feeling that I will need the code you provided in the future.

Thanks firefytr :)
 
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