I am fairly new to vba and I am amazed of how much you can automate in excel.

In this post I am going to categorize values from a list into unique columns.I am sure there are more efficent ways to accomplish this task using better written code. In  a year from now  I hope I´ll be laughing at this post.

Before:

After:

The code

Sub Categorizedatatocolumns()
Dim rng As Range
Dim dest As Range
Dim vrb As Boolean
Dim i As Integer
Set rng = Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A4")
vrb = False
Do While rng <> ""
Set dest = Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A20")
Do While dest <> ""
If rng.Value = dest.Value Then
vrb = True
End If
Set dest = dest.Offset(0, 1)
Loop
If vrb = False Then
dest.Value = rng.Value
dest.Font.bold = True
End If
vrb = False
Set rng = rng.Offset(1, 0)
Loop
Set rng = Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A4")
Do While rng <> ""
Set dest = Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A20")
Do While dest <> ""
If rng.Value = dest.Value Then
i = 0
Do While dest <> ""
Set dest = dest.Offset(1, 0)
i = i + 1
Loop
Set rng = rng.Offset(0, 1)
dest.Value = rng.Value
Set rng = rng.Offset(0, -1)
Set dest = dest.Offset(-i, 0)
End If
Set dest = dest.Offset(0, 1)
Loop
Set rng = rng.Offset(1, 0)
Loop
End Sub

Download excel tutorial file

Remember to backup your excel workbook, you can´t undo macros.
Categorize-data-into-multiple-columns.xls

(Excel 97-2003  Workbook *.xls)
You need to enable macros.