Excel/Linking pages


I have a master page that I have a customer data base with columns labeled with the following:

Name  Address  City Phone #  Sq Ft.  Cost  (and more)

This sheet has up to 500 entries of customers names and such.  I have 5 other sheets (within the same workbook) that have the exact information on it, but each sheet is  sorted.  Such as one is sorted by city, one by bags of fertilizer, etc.  These 5 sheets reflect the same information from off of the master sheet.  
What I was wondering is if I could link the master sheet to all the other 5 sheets; with the idea that any new customer (entered into a row) that I add to my master sheet, would be reflected on the other 5 sheets (and would be sorted according to each sheets format)?  In essence, I want to be able to either add or delete a customer with their information, ONCE, on the master sheet and have those changes occur on the other sheets without having to do the additions or subtractions separately for each sheet. Is this possible with Excel?  Or, is this something that maybe I need Access for?  I have never worked with Access but had been told that because it is a database program that it might be something that I need to look into.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You!


It would be MUCH easier to maintain if all you had was the master sheet and the ability to sort by any column you wish, perhaps by double-clicking the column header. If that would work for you, then I can give you the code (VBA) that would easily do that.
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