Random Sorter for Microsoft Excel
Random selection in Excel. Shuffle cells, columns, rows at random
Random Sorter for Microsoft Excel is a randomizing tool that makes the process of shuffling and picking stochastic values simple and unbiased. Even if you have a huge Excel workbook, the add-in will do the job in a snap. It can help you with two kinds of tasks:
Random Sorter will help you with some challenges
Here are just a few examples of various highly specific tasks that our Random Sorter can help you with.
- Generating random draws or pairs for a competition
- Picking a random number of names from an Excel spreadsheet on a percentage basis
- Making a random permutation of sequential numbers
- Choosing a random lottery winner or winners
As you understand, this list is far from being complete. All these jobs, however easy they may seem, just cannot be done by yourself. Otherwise, how can you be sure that the results are really random? :) The Random Sorter for Excel is absolutely unbiased and very quick! You just select a range, choose the action - to shuffle or to select - and enjoy the results!
Shuffle cells, columns, rows
The Shuffle (sort randomly) option hardly needs any explanations. The Random Sorter add-in can mix values in rows, columns or in a selected range, and put them in a random order.
You simply choose how exactly you want to shuffle your data in Excel and click Shuffle. The add-in can sort randomly cells in each row or column, change the arrangement of entire rows or columns, or simply mix up all cells in the selected range.
If your table has headers, don't forget to tick the Exclude header rows checkbox. You can strike off as many of them as you like. For more details see How to randomly sort cells in rows, columns and a range.
Using this option you can instantly get a random selection from a set of your Excel data. Imagine that you have a long list of names and you want to randomly select a certain number from the list. It takes no more than just a few seconds with our Random Sorter for Excel.
First you specify whether you want to pick individual cells, entire rows, or columns. Then decide if you want to select some percentage of data or an exact number of rows, columns or cells. Click the Select button and voila, here you go!Find step-by-step instructions here: How to select random data in Excel.
See how the add-in can help you
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Random Sorter for Excel screenshots
Get random samples from a set of your data
Shuffle cells in any direction: row- or column-way
Random Sorter for Excel system requirements:
- Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
- Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit)
- Windows XP (32-bit)
- Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012
- .NET Framework 2.0 must be installed.
If you need to install the add-in for a group of users, or on a Terminal Server (servers farm) please see Corporate deployment
- Microsoft Excel 2013 (32- and 64-bit)
- Microsoft Excel 2010 (32- and 64-bit)
- Microsoft Excel 2007
- Microsoft Excel 2003
Random Sorter version
Current add-in version: 2.2.2
published on: Nov 04, 2013
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