Random Sorter for Microsoft Excel

Random Sorter for Microsoft Excel - shuffle and randomly select data

Random sort in Excel

With Random Sorter for Excel you can shuffle cells in rows, columns, or in the selected range. Or get a random selection from a set of your Excel data. It's also possible to specify the percentage and number of cells, rows or columns you want to get from the entire selection.

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How to shuffle values in a range

Run Shuffle Cells from the Randomize tool group under Ablebits Tools tab in Excel.

Click on the Shuffle icon to run the add-in
  1. The add-in will select the entire data range. You can change it at the top of the window or select the cells, rows, or columns you’d like to shuffle in your Excel worksheet.
  2. Specify if the first row in your table is used for labeling columns by clicking My table has headers. If you select this checkbox, the top row will remain intact.
  3. Select one of the following shuffling modes:
    • Cells in each row – randomize cell values within each highlighted row.
    • Cells in each column – mix cell values within the selected columns.
    • Entire rows – randomize the whole rows in the selected range and keep data integrity.
    • Entire columns – mix the order of the columns in the range.
    • All cells in the range – randomize all cells in the selected range.
    Select the shuffling mode that suites you best
  4. Click the Shuffle button to see the results.

How to randomly select values in a range

Pick the option to Select Randomly from the Randomize tool group under Ablebits Tools tab in Excel.

Click on the Select Randomly icon to run the tool
  1. Select your data range by highlighting it in Excel or entering it in the field at the top of the add-in pane. You can exclude header rows from the selection if you have any by ticking the My table has headers checkbox.
  2. Expand the group with the option that suits you best:
    • You can select some number or percentage of random rows in your Excel table.
    • Pick random columns in your worksheet.
    • Or select some random cells in your range.
  3. Specify the number or percentage of rows, columns, or cells that you want to select. You can enter the necessary value into the percentage or number field respectively. You can also set these values by clicking up and down arrows next to the fields. Specify the number or percentage of rows, columns or cells to select
  4. Click the Select button and enjoy the results.

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