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Sorting is the process of applying some order to a collection of items.

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Google Sheets advanced alternate custom sorting

For example, I have a random list of students in different rooms 101, different gender, and 4 different categories. The list might grow and students might be added in new rooms or existing rooms. How ...
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Sorting column A with drop-down and column B with checkbox

I have a spreadsheet that I use to run a foosball tournament, and in column A I have a dropdown data validation that will let me select a players name. In Column B I have a checkbox that I check once ...
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How do I make one filter take into consideration the order of other columns?

I'm using the Filter (the one you create with the button in 'menus') to sort my table, but when I click the filter icon in a column's header and select "Sort A→Z", it only applies to that column. ...
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Sort Google Spreadsheets so it returns 'alternating' values in a column

How can I sort a random list in Google Sheets so it returns alternating values? The current random list looks like this: fName lName Room ID ----------------------------------- Sara Don ...
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Locking information in rows together

I have a Google sheet with contact information that is accessed by many people. These people need to have the ability to sort information and edit it. Some users, when sorting, accidentally only ...
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Sort a Google Spreadsheets so it returns 'alternating' values in a column

I have a list of hundreds of students that contains the following data. The only two values that will appear in the gender column (col 3) are male or female: Current List fName | lName | ...
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Auto sorting / copying data based on inputted data?

Sorry if this is a bit confusing or if I’m not explaining this well enough. Using my provided picture as an example how would one auto copy data that gets inputted into that table based on estimated ...
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Is it possible to make a custom sort on column other than A-Z or Z-A in Google Sheets?

The Sheet has a column with cells populated by a dropdown list offering 3 choices: Good; Very Good; Rejected; In that context, it would be practical to sort the column according to a specific/custom ...
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Sort all my j.mp links by most clicked

Is there any way I can get all of the links associated with my j.mp account and arrange them so that the links with the most clicks are at the top?
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Simultaneously sort multiple ranges on a single sheet in varying orders

I am trying to find a way using a script if possible (or formula) that will allow me to reduce the number of operations that I have perform to sort data in a particular google spreadsheet. Currently, ...
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How to use Google Scripts w/ spreadsheet and jotform to auto sort so the newest entry is always listed on the top row?

I'm trying to setup a form and spreadsheet database to track inventory on a daily basis at a remote location. The idea is that the person at the remote location can update our stock via a simple ...
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Filter View: Sort by custom string order

Say I have a spreadsheet containing names, dates and a rank. The spreadsheet is by default sorted by date but I want to create a filter view that sorts the spreadsheet by the rank column, i.e., "...
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Sort by a Column While Maintaining Information in a Row

I had a previous question with lots of support and it solved my problem. The next issue I have is sorting the data while bringing the information in the corresponding row with it. A link to the ...
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How Can I Sort a Data Range in Google Sheets Based on an Data Range?

I have been looking for a way to sort this information. I need to sort these items in this order: BK, BB, BV, BIV, BIII, BII, BR. I was trying to make a Google Script to get it, but I could only ...
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Combing two ranges with identical column structure from two different sheets (in same spreadsheet)

I'm doing a simple ticketing system, where I have two sheets, "Form Responses" and "Email Responses" both of which are populated automatically as their names imply (one from a form, one from an email ...
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YouTube Playlist Annoyances (Sorting, etc)

If I am viewing a video, and I wish to add it to a playlist of mine, I click on the Add to Playlist button. (I bet you're going, "No, duh.") The problem with this is: I have 18 playlists and ...
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How to auto-sort from a drop down box?

Without having to manually auto sort alphabetically, how can I get it to automatically sort when creating a new project and choosing A,B,or C, from the drop down menu in the the first column. See ...
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How do I sort Glassdoor reviews by rating on a computer?

The Glassdoor mobile app in both iOS and Android has an option to sort and filter reviews. As far as I know this does not exist on the computer version of the Web App. How do I sort Glassdoor ...
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Auto sort of Forms responses so that the most recent one is on top

We use Google Forms to collect guest surveys for our resort. New responses get added to the bottom of the response sheet. While we can manually sort the responses using the time-stamp feature, not ...
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How to sort Youtube subscriptions by updates?

When I enter YT on the left pane I have "Subscriptions" section sorted by the date of the subscription. So as the effect I could have: Subscriptions A D 1 E F G 7 --- show more --- B 3 ...
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Google Sheets, how to sort query results manually (Not in query)

My google sheet is importing data from another tab just for sorting purpose, however, when the sort is done manually (through Google Sheet menus), results are unpredictable. The sheet is populated ...
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Sorting a sheet without losing group order

I've got a large sheet (tens of thousands rows) grouped into hundreds of different groups. All the groups are collapsed so I only see the top-level cell of each group. Now I want to sort on a these ...
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How to sort emails in folders but also keep them in the inbox (Outlook)

How to sort emails into different folders (by names) AND keep them in the inbox folder? I'm assuming some sort of copy creating thing...?
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I need help with sorting query in Google Sheets

I have a zap that pulls "Email" data from a spreadsheet, I also have a query that pulls "NAME" data from a different spreadsheet, but when I try to sort it, the data gets misplaced, eg. blank rows ...
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How to GROUP and ORDER data in a Google Spreadsheets?

I want to group and sort a particular data set. I've prepared the data using a QUERY function and using other functions. Can I order by sum? This is an example file I created: order by sum
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How do we actually do list sorting in Google Bookmarks (alphabetical order)

I use Google Bookmarks and I’d need a way to sort all my lists in alphabetical order. The "My lists" current has itself sorted in last modified order... and although that’s useful, it is more useful ...
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spreadsheet conditional: if in top x then

spreadsheet data: Total Average Highest Top Sales $23,550.00 $7,850.00 $8,100.00 not $42,700.00 $14,233.33 $14,400.00 not $30,500.00 $10,166.67 $10,300.00 not $37,840.00 $12,613....
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Sorting on a web-published Google Spreadsheet

I have a Google Spreadsheet that is published to the web and embedded in a website. This spreadsheet has data about hotel rooms, such as hotel name, number of rooms, date in and out, etc. I would ...
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Sort Delicious bookmarks from all users by popularity

When on the Delicious homepage there is the hotlist > popular bookmarks. This only shows very few bookmarks. Doesn't seem to be actually tagged bookmarks ranked by number of times saved by different ...
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How can I make some data on a Google Sheets auto-sorting?

Let's say I want Google Sheets to automagically sort some data, for example column C. How do I do that? I know that I can manually sort data by right-clicking and selecting Sort data, but this is ...
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Can I sort rows in Google Sheets by date?

In Google sheets I'm trying to sort rows according to a date column. According to my experience I can use column filtering and choose to sort data from A-Z. However this will give a wrong result for ...
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Sorting Google spreadsheet by month and day but not year

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, ...
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Sort Gmail messages by how long people have been waiting for a reply

I am trying to help someone break the habit of delaying too long in replying to emails. For a select group of email senders in Gmail, I'd like to set up some way of seeing how long it has been since ...
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Is it possible to sort topics in Rizzoma by number of votes?

Overview As Google Moderator is shutting down on June 30, 2015 (more Info) I would like to learn about alternatives, mainly for educators. Rizzoma topics could include the Yes/No/Maybe Wave gadget, ...
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How can you change the sort order in reader view?

I'm one of the many people jumping early from Google Reader in wake of the announcement to look for replacements. I'm quite happy with Netvibes' reader view, which is almost exactly what I had with ...
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Auto sort script sorting different sheets by different columns

I have a master sheet where data is entered. I would like the other sheets in the book (which currently auto-populate from the master sheet) to sort (in descending order) by their respective column in ...
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Help with ordering a Google Sheets =QUERY

I'm trying to add an ORDER by F to the following query, but every time I do it returns a syntax error. ORIGINAL QUERY (working) =QUERY(data!A2:Z, "select G, E, F, I, J WHERE A = " & C1, "") ...
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How to sort names in column alphabetically ignoring “The”, “An” & “A”… and then pull names (skipping duplicates) into another tab [closed]

This is for a Movie Have/Want list using Google Sheets. Problem 1: Column A is the movie Title. I would like to be able to sort the movie titles alphabetically but ignore when a movie title begins ...
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How to sort spreadsheet by date+time column but with a modified hour column?

I have a spreadsheet generated by a Google form and it produces a standard spreadsheet with a full timestamp column, that is two hours behind, and an hour column (hh:mm am/pm) that the user fills in ...
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Sorting unique rows by a related SUMIF column

I am putting together a worksheet to keep track of expenses. I currently have the following source table called "Expenses": A B C D 1 Date Description ...
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Is there a function I can enable to have a Check List action item populate in multiple boards I select?

I have an "Active Projects" board that has about 60 lists each representing a company I manage. Each company has 1-5 cards representing projects we are working on. Each card has a "TO DO" checklist. ...
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Sort auto update

I have this table, which is a ranking, whose values are updated automatically (data gathered from other files). What I want is that every time these values are updated the ranking automatically ...
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Change default sorting on Google Analytics' Dashboard page

We have implemented Google Analytics (GA) for our website and ended up creating 25 dashboards. The issue is every time I go to the Customisation => Dashboards on GA, it shows the dashboards sorted by ...
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Auto sort data but by sheet not range

I found this script from How can I apply a script to only one specific sheet within a spreadsheet to auto sort a column: function onEdit(){ var sh0 = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet()....
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How to display and sort all Google+ posts based on most voted video/photo?

I would like to display all Google+ posts into my website and I would like to categorise them into: most voted video/photo most recent video/photo How can I achieve the above? I know how to embed ...
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How to automatically sort Google Sheet data with a hierarchy

I would like to know how to make it so that it sorts by subscriber count(Lowest to Highest) ➜ Have contacted (Yes is first and no is last) ➜ If they have accepted it on the top if they haven't ...
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Sorting Gmail contacts by date

Is it possible to sort Gmail contacts by date? I want to see the last contacts added and couldn't find a way to do this. The only option I see is by first and last name.
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Is there a way in Google Sheets to order blank cells first?

When I sort a column in Google Spreadsheets, the blanks always seem to sink to the bottom. Can I have rows with blank cels be organized first / highest? Alternatively, is there a function wherein I ...
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Prevent Gmail from applying multiple labels

I have recently imported all my mail from Outlook.com and my work email into the gmail accout and I have started to organize the messages using labels. The filters work great and I have managed to ...
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Sorting title with numbers in Google Drive

When I sort by title in Google Drive, I would like it to numerically go 1 → 2 → 3 … etc., but instead it goes 1 → 10 → 100 → 1000 → 1001 → 1002 … etc. Is there any way to get it to do the first ...