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In a Google Spreadsheet I have different groups of cells in one column to auto-sort. All cells in this column have same pattern of data, all datum have it's own cell and it's needed to be sorted into six or seven rows.

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There is no need to change data in any way, just to sort it.

I have a solution for small range using hardware macros, under 500 cells (and it was basically a legwork done by programmed keyboard), but now I face data ten time the size.

Can It be done?

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So, in short, you want to sort a column into different columns according to the scheme you presented? –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra Sep 2 '13 at 5:25
Yes, that's pretty much the problem. Any ides? –  user46797 Sep 3 '13 at 11:42
I think you mean transpose (by group) not sort. Does each group start with exactly the same number of rows as every other (3 in your example)? –  pnuts Feb 16 '14 at 16:13

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The formula

=TRANSPOSE(QUERY(A:A, "select A where A contains '1.'"))

entered in C2, would fill C2, D2, E2 with 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, as in your example. You can also include a formula within the query so it's applicable to every row in your example:

=TRANSPOSE(QUERY(A:A, "select A where A contains '"&ROW()-1&".'"))
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