**Excel** can help you shuffle or randomize different formats of data quickly in easy ways. You can **shuffle data** within one column as well as around different columns. In this article, we will show you how to shuffle numbers in Excel in 7 easy methods.

In this article, we will demonstrate how to shuffle numbers in **Excel** in 7 effective ways. We will use the following dataset for this purpose.

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## 1. Inserting RAND Function

This is one of the easiest methods to shuffle data in Excel. Follow these steps to learn how to use **the RAND function** to shuffle numbers.

**Steps:**

- First of all, insert a column of
**Random Numbers**and type the following formula.

`=RAND()`

**RAND()**returns any evenly distributed random real number greater than or equal to 0 and less than 1.

- Next, press
**Enter**to get the random number in cell**D5**.

- Now,
**double-click**at the bottom right corner of cell**D5**to copy the formula to all cells.

- Once you get the random numbers in the whole column,
**select**all the random numbers and go to the**DATA**tab.

- Then select either
**Sort Smallest to Largest**or**Sort Largest to Smallest**from the**Sort & Filter**settings.

- Once you select one of the two options, a pop-up box will appear.
- Click on
**Expand the selection**and press**Sort**.

- The
**List of Food**and**Quantity Sold**will be shuffled.

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## 2. Applying RANDBETWEEN Function

We will use **the RANDBETWEEN function** to shuffle numbers in columns now. The steps are discussed below.

**Steps:**

- First, insert a column of
**Random Numbers,**and then write down the following formula in cell**D5**.

`=RANDBETWEEN(1,100)`

**RANDBETWEEN**function returns random integer numbers between a specified range.**(1,100)**refers to the range. Selecting a smaller range can return the same value for more than one cell. The larger the range, the lower the chance of repetition. Therefore, choose a large range to avoid repetition.

- Now, press
**Enter**to get a random value between 1 to 100 in cell**D5**.

- Next, move your cursor to the
**bottom right corner**of cell**D5**and**click twice**. - All cells will be filled with random numbers between 1 to 100.

- Now, select all the random numbers and press
**Alt+A+SA**to sort the values from smallest to largest. - A pop-up window will show up. Just select
**Expand the selection**and click on**Sort**.

- All the data of columns
**B**and**C**will be randomized and you will get your desired results.

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## 3. Combining SORTBY and RANDARRAY Functions

In this method, we will shuffle numbers in **Excel** by combining **the SORTBY function** and **the RANDARRAY function**. Keep on reading to learn how to do it.

**Steps:**

- Initially, insert a new column (
**Random Numbers**) to generate random numbers. - Then type the following formula in cell
**D5**.

`=RANDARRAY(8,1)`

**RANDARRAY**returns an array of random numbers.**“8”**refers to the number of rows with data and**“1”**refers to the number of columns.

- Hit the
**Enter**button and then**double-click**the**bottom right corner**of cell**D5**.

- Now we want to shuffle the numbers in the
**Quantity Sold**To do that, write down the formula given below.

`=SORTBY(C5:C12,D5#)`

**SORTBY**sorts the contents of a range or array based on the values in a corresponding range or array.**C5:C12**refers to cells**C5**through**C12**.**D5#**refers to the random values of column**D**based on which the sorting will be done.

- Press the
**Enter**button. - To copy the formula to all the cells,
**click two times**at the**bottom right corner**of cell**E5**. - Thus you will get the shuffled numbers.

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## 4. Running a VBA Code

Now we will run a **VBA** code to shuffle data in **Excel**. The VBA code given in this method can shuffle data from one column to another. We will show you how you can apply this **VBA** code in your **Excel**.

**Steps:**

- First,
**select**all the data you want to shuffle.

- Next, press
**Alt+F11 to**open**Microsoft Visual Basic**window.

- Then click on the
**Insert**tab in that window and select**Module**.

- A module to write codes will open. Copy the following VBA code in the module.

```
Sub Shuffle()
Dim range As range
Set range = Selection
Dim Row As Long
Dim Column As Long
Row = range.Columns.Count
Column = range.Rows.Count
Dim i As Long
Dim j As Long
For i = Column To 1 Step -1
For j = Row To 1 Step -1
Dim rndRow As Long
Dim rndColumn As Long
rndRow = Application.WorksheetFunction.RoundDown(Column * Rnd + 1, 0)
rndColumn = Application.WorksheetFunction.RoundDown(Row * Rnd + 1, 0)
Dim temp As String
Dim tempColor As Long
Dim tempFontColor As Long
temp = range.Cells(i, j).Formula
tempColor = range.Cells(i, j).Interior.Color
tempFontColor = range.Cells(i, j).Font.Color
range.Cells(i, j).Formula = range.Cells(rndRow, rndColumn).Formula
range.Cells(i, j).Interior.Color = range.Cells(rndRow, rndColumn).Interior.Color
range.Cells(i, j).Font.Color = range.Cells(rndRow, rndColumn).Font.Color
range.Cells(rndRow, rndColumn).Formula = temp
range.Cells(rndRow, rndColumn).Interior.Color = tempColor
range.Cells(rndRow, rndColumn).Font.Color = tempFontColor
Next j
Next i
End Sub
```

- Now press
**F5**to**run**the code. - Go back to the worksheet and you will find all that all the data are shuffled.

## 5. Combining VLOOKUP and RANDBETWEEN Functions

In this method, we will combine **the VLOOKUP function** and** the RANDBETWEEN function **to shuffle numbers in Excel. Read the following steps to do it.

**Steps:**

- First of all, insert a column named
**Random Numbers**and type the following formula to generate random numbers.

`=RANDBETWEEN(1,8)`

**(1,8)**refers to any number between 1 to 8 that the**RANDBETWEEN**function will return.

- Hit
**Enter**and**double-click**the**bottom right corner**of cell**D5**to copy the formula to all the cells.

- Now to get the shuffled value of column
**C**, type the following formula in cell**E5**.

`=VLOOKUP(D5,B$5:C$12,2,FALSE)`

- D5 refers to the first value of the random numbers.
**B$5:C$12**is an absolute reference to the cells**B5**through**C12**.**FALSE**refers to the exact match.

- Press
**Enter**. - Now copy the formula to all the cells by
**clicking twice**at the**bottom right corner**of cell**E5**and there you have your shuffled quantity.

## 6. Merging CHOOSE and RANDBETWEEN Functions

In this part of the article, we will shuffle numbers in Excel by merging **the CHOOSE function **and **the RANDBETWEEN function**.

**Steps:**

- First, insert a new column (
**Shuffled Quantity**) and write down the following formula in cell**D5**.

`=CHOOSE(RANDBETWEEN(1,8), $C$5, $C$6,$C$7, $C$8, $C$9, $C$10, $C$11, $C$12)`

**$C$5, $C$6,$C$7, $C$8, $C$9, $C$10, $C$11, $C$12**refers to the values of**C5**to**C12**.

**Formula Breakdown**

● **RANDBETWEEN(1,8)** returns random integer numbers between **1** to **8**.

● **CHOOSE(RANDBETWEEN(1,8), $C$5, $C$6,$C$7, $C$8, $C$9, $C$10, $C$11, $C$12)** looks into the random number given by **RANDBETWEEN** and returns any of the cell value from **C5** to **C12**.

- Hit
**Enter**on your keyboard and**left-click**the**bottom right corner**of cell**D5**twice. - You will find the desired results in
**D**column.

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## 7. Merging INDEX and RANDBETWEEN Functions

Before conclusion, we will see one last method to shuffle numbers in Excel. We will use **the INDEX function** and **the RANDBETWEEN function** for this purpose. The procedure is discussed below:

**Steps:**

- First of all, write down the formula given below in your desired cell.

`=INDEX($C$5:$C$12,RANDBETWEEN(1,8))`

**$C$5:$C$12**refers to the cells from**C5**to**C12**.

**Formula Breakdown**

● **RANDBETWEEN(1,8)** returns random integer numbers between **1** to **8**.

●** INDEX($C$5:$C$12,RANDBETWEEN(1,8))** returns a value from the range **C5** to **C12** after looking into the random number given by **RANDBETWEEN**.

- Hit
**Enter**and copy the formula by double-clicking the bottom right corner of cell D5 to get the desired results.

## Things to Remember

- If you want to shuffle values around different columns, use the
**VBA**code. Other methods shuffle values within the same column only. - Don’t forget to give proper cell references or you won’t get the desired results.
- Input a large range in the
**RANDBETWEEN**function to avoid repetition of the same numbers.

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## Concluding Remarks

Thanks for making it this far. I hope you find this article useful. Now you know 7 different methods to shuffle numbers in **Excel**. Please let us know if you have any further queries and feel free to give us any recommendations in the comment section below.