# Visual Basic for Applications/Bubble Sort One Dimensional Arrays

## Summary

edit**This page deals with the sorting of single dimensioned arrays**. These are typically the ones used for placing lists into variants with the *Array* method. It is more rare to find such a sorting routine in VBA, since most sorting is done in two dimensions.

## Bubble Sorting One Dimensional Arrays

edit**The procedure**However, there would seem to be no disadvantage in doing so here, since few lists ever attain great size. There are options for ascending or descending sorts, and for the method of return. If a return array is provided, that will be used, otherwise the input array will be changed by returning in that.*BubbleSort1DArray()*uses the slowest of sorting methods.

## The Code Module

edit```
Function BubbleSort1DArray(vIn As Variant, bAscending As Boolean, Optional vRet As Variant) As Boolean
' Sorts the single dimension list array, ascending or descending
' Returns sorted list in vRet if supplied, otherwise in vIn modified
Dim First As Long, Last As Long
Dim i As Long, j As Long, bWasMissing As Boolean
Dim Temp As Variant, vW As Variant
First = LBound(vIn)
Last = UBound(vIn)
ReDim vW(First To Last, 1)
vW = vIn
If bAscending = True Then
For i = First To Last - 1
For j = i + 1 To Last
If vW(i) > vW(j) Then
Temp = vW(j)
vW(j) = vW(i)
vW(i) = Temp
End If
Next j
Next i
Else 'descending sort
For i = First To Last - 1
For j = i + 1 To Last
If vW(i) < vW(j) Then
Temp = vW(j)
vW(j) = vW(i)
vW(i) = Temp
End If
Next j
Next i
End If
'find whether optional vRet was initially missing
bWasMissing = IsMissing(vRet)
'transfers
If bWasMissing Then
vIn = vW 'return in input array
Else
ReDim vRet(First To Last, 1)
vRet = vW 'return with input unchanged
End If
BubbleSort1DArray = True
End Function
```