Excel

SORTBY: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use SORTBY in Excel?

The SORTBY function in Excel allows you to sort a table by a specific column. To use the function, select the table you want to sort, and then enter the following formula in the top-left corner of the first column:

=SORTBY(range, column)

In the formula, "range" is the name of the table you want to sort, and "column" is the name of the column you want to sort by. Excel will then sort the table based on the values in the "column" column.

What is the syntax of SORTBY in Excel?

The syntax of SORTBY in Excel is as follows:

=SORTBY(range, criteria)

range - The range of cells to which the criteria will be applied.

criteria - The criteria by which the cells will be sorted. This can be a number, text, or a logical value.

What is an example of how to use SORTBY in Excel?

The SORTBY function in Excel allows you to sort a data set according to a specific column. The function takes two arguments: the name of the column to sort by and the order to sort the data in (ascending or descending). An example of how to use the SORTBY function is shown below.

In the example, the data set is sorted by the "Country" column in ascending order.

When should you not use SORTBY in Excel?

There are a few instances when you should not use SORTBY in Excel. One situation is when you have a list of data that is not in alphabetical order. If you try to use SORTBY to sort the data, it will not work correctly. Another time you should not use SORTBY is when you have a list of data that is not in numerical order. If you try to use SORTBY to sort the data, it will not work correctly.

What are some similar formulae to SORTBY in Excel?

The SORTBY function sorts a range of cells in ascending or descending order, based on the value in the first cell of the range. The following are some similar formulae to SORTBY in Excel.

The AVERAGE function calculates the average of a range of cells. The MAX function calculates the maximum value in a range of cells. The MIN function calculates the minimum value in a range of cells. The SUM function calculates the sum of a range of cells.

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