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when the cells are merged in excel how can i sort it by largest to smallest
i need to sort total by largest to smallest

Name   Product   count
A   q   1
  w   6
  e   3
  r   4
  Total   14
B   z   1
  x   8
  c   3
  v   7
  Total   19
C   l   1
  k   8
  j   3
  h   4
  Total   16


You gave a minimal description of your situation - and I believe my original answer was appropriate - but if you have produced you total rows using the subtotal method in the Data menu, and you still have the outline on the left side, you can press the buttons so only the Total lines are displayed (the detailed data is hidden).  then click in the top left cell and sort the data on the column holding the number in your posting.  So the column that holds 14 for the first group, 19 for the second group and so forth.  It will sort the totals and the detail will get sorted with the the total rows.  

Hopefully that is your situation and the procedure suggested works for you.

Tom Ogilvy

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