How to expand selection of tables for connected worksheets while sorting in excel ?

   Sir, I have 2 worksheets with data table in both sheets. The only first column of table in in both worksheets are having names and are functionally linked and the worksheet 1 is the primary worksheet (That is if I edit/add a name in the worksheet 1, that will also reflect in worksheet 2) Now when I sort the table in worksheet 1 based on first coloumn, the excel asks whether the selection is to be expanded and when clicked "yes" the whole table will be sorted based on first coloumn. But as the name coloumn of worksheet 2 is functionally linked to worksheet 1 , it also gets sorted with out expanding selection to other coloumns of worksheet 2. Please suggest how to expand the selection to whole table in the worksheet 2 so that relative information in other coloumns also gets sorted based on the first coloumn.
 I am looking to sort the table based on ascending order of Name coloumn through VBA

Assuming the two tables are actually just one record, I would personally try to re-design the sheet in such a way that the data was not on two sheets - this would resolve the problem.  There is no sort event in VBA so you cannot run a macro prior to or post sort automatically, though you could have a macro that was invoked via a button or similar that sorted both sheets.  My own solution would be to have ALL the data in sheet 1, and formulas ONLY in sheet 2 that picked up whatever data was needed - this wouldn't be affected by re-sorting sheet1 as the formulas would still reflect the data.
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