Using Sort to eliminate empty rows and columns


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Using Sort to eliminate empty rows and columns

Sometimes in order to clean up your data, you may need to add temporary columns and use various sorting techniques to give you the tools for eliminating empty rows or unnecessary rows in a list. In this particular worksheet called ExtraRows, recognize that when there is a department change here, a row has been added to indicate the department name over here in Column A. And these are going to get in the way when we do sorting and filtering and trying to do pivot tables on a worksheet like this. And similarly, the next sheet over called EmptyRows has a similar layout, except here there are empty rows. And perhaps that's going to look nice on a sheet of paper when it's printed--it nicely delineates the departments-- but in order to use Excel efficiently, when it comes to database tools like sorting and filtering, we need to get rid of rows like this.

So let's tackle both cases. Back to the sheet that has the extra rows. If we could somehow sort the data to pull these all togethe...

Using Sort to eliminate empty rows and columns
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Using Sort to eliminate empty rows and columns provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Dennis Taylor as part of the Cleaning Up Your Excel 2010 Data

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