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I'm a total n00b to this, so I'll try to explain the best I can.

I have a Google Spreadsheet prepared: example sheet
In column I, I want to list every player in column B if the value in column C is Beta.

What formula do I need to use in column I?

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Not sure of the meaning of sort in the title of the question, but to get the requirement in the text of your question, in cell I2 enter

=query(A2:C16, "select B where C = 'Beta'")

You might want to change the query range to include more rows.

If you want the list sorted, enter instead:

=sort(query(A2:C16, "select B where C = 'Beta'"))

Also, it looks like that sheet is attached to a form. I recommend you do calculations (use formulas) in another sheet not associated with a form.

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Works great thanks :) – user36867 Mar 23 '13 at 16:24
@user36867 Welcome to webapps SE. Please upvote if you find the answer useful and eventually mark the answer correct if it answers your question. – Fuhrmanator Mar 23 '13 at 16:40

An alternative to the answer already given, is the following formula in I2:


If there are more then one entries to expect, add the following formula:


Sorting the range can be done with the sort function:


The 1 in the sort represents the first and only column. The TRUE will sort the range ascendingly and FALSE will sort it descendingly.

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Works great thanks – user36867 Mar 23 '13 at 16:25

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