I made a Google spreadsheet with a list of birth dates, anniversaries, etc. that I would like to sort by when they occur in the year, not when they first happened. If you sort by the date normally, it will put the oldest year first. I'm looking for a way to sort these only by the month and day, so I can get a quick view of what's coming up in what order.
So far, I attempted to make a formula referencing the date column that only shows the month part and the day part, like so:
This almost works, except since the values are appearing as text and without a leading 0, it sorts Oct, Nov and Dec right after Jan (since they all start with 1 and are therefore "lower" than 2, 3, etc). Anyone have a better way to sort this automatically or know a formula function to correct mine? Simply adding the leading zero to single-digit months would be my way, but I'm open to other options.