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SORT: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use SORT in Google Sheets?

To use SORT in Google Sheets, you first need to select the range of cells that you want to sort. Then, from the "Data" menu, select "Sort." In the "Sort by" field, select the column that you want to sort the data in ascending order. In the "Order" field, select "A to Z" or "Z to A" to order the data in ascending or descending order.

What is the syntax of SORT in Google Sheets?

The syntax of SORT in Google Sheets is as follows:

=SORT(range, order)

range - The range of cells to be sorted.

order - The order in which the cells should be sorted. This can be "A-Z" (sorts in ascending order) or "Z-A" (sorts in descending order).

What is an example of how to use SORT in Google Sheets?

If you have a list of data in a Google Sheet, you can use the SORT function to sort the data in ascending or descending order. The SORT function takes two arguments: the first argument is the column you want to sort the data in, and the second argument is the order you want the data to be sorted in.

For example, if you have a list of data in column A, and you want to sort the data in ascending order, you would use the following formula:

=SORT(A1:A10,A1:A10)

This formula will sort the data in column A from A1 to A10 in ascending order.

If you want to sort the data in descending order, you would use the following formula:

=SORT(A1:A10,A1:A10,-1)

This formula will sort the data in column A from A1 to A10 in descending order.

When should you not use SORT in Google Sheets?

There are many instances where you should not use SORT in Google Sheets. One example is when you want to keep your data in the order that it appears in the sheet. If you use SORT, your data will be rearranged and may not be in the order that you want it. Another time you should not use SORT is when you are working with a large amount of data. SORT can take a long time to complete, especially if your data is large. Additionally, SORT can often result in errors if your data is not in the correct format.

What are some similar formulae to SORT in Google Sheets?

The SORT formula in Google Sheets allows you to sort a list of data in ascending or descending order. There are a few other formulae that you can use to sort data in Google Sheets. The AVERAGE formula calculates the average of a list of numbers. The MAX formula finds the maximum value in a list of numbers. The MIN formula finds the minimum value in a list of numbers. The MEDIAN formula finds the median value in a list of numbers. The COUNT formula counts the number of items in a list of numbers. The RANK formula finds the rank of a number in a list of numbers.

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