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:

  • Shuffling / randomly sorting data in your worksheets
  • Getting a random sample from a set of your data

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Shuffle / Randomly sort rows in Excel worksheets

Random Sorter will help you with some challenges

Get random samples from a set of your data

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.

Random selection

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.

Sort randomly in Excel, get a random sample of data

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Get random samples from a set of your data

Get random samples from a set of your data

Shuffle cells in any direction: row- or column-way

Shuffle cells in any direction: row- or column-wise

This add-in comes as part of Ultimate Suite - 60+ professional tools for Microsoft Excel

Download and try Ultimate Suite without any limitations for 14 days.

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Free 14-day trial version, 13 MB

System requirements:

Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Excel 2016 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Desktop Excel included in Office 365
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Excel 2007

Operating System

  • Windows 10 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016
  • .NET Framework 4.0 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

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