Although rarely needed by most Excel users, you can sort a list by re-arranging the left-to-right order of columns, based on the content of a row. Use the large Sort button on the Data tab and select Options. Then select Sort Left to right and then indicate the row that's the basis for sorting.
- Sorting nearly always means moving rows up or down,…but here's a worksheet called Column Sort…where we actually want to move columns left and right.…We like to alphabetize the list.…In other words, as we're looking at the cities here,…we like to have Albuquerque over here in column B,…and then it looks like maybe we have Boston possibly,…yeah, then Boston, Chicago, and so on.…We can move the columns left to right.…We can certainly drag them that way,…but we've get too many columns to do that.…We can actually sort by moving data left and right.…
Now, in the example here, we do not want…to change column A at all.…It's going to stay static, unchanged,…but we do need to highlight the data.…In the example here, the list, which goes down to row 31,…we can either highlight the data this way…or simply drag across the column letters.…That's even easier, makes no difference…whether this goes down to the bottom…of the worksheet or not.…This is what we want to sort…by moving the data left and right.…We go to the Data tab, the larger of the Sort buttons…
- Prepping data for analysis
- Multiple-key sorting
- Sorting by rows or by columns
- Setting single- and multi-level subtotals
- Using text, numeric, and date filters
- Creating custom filters
- Filtering tables using slicers
- Using Advanced Filter
- Eliminating duplicate data
- Using SUMIF and COUNTIF functions for quick data analysis
- Working with the database functions such as DSUM and DMAX
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Data Preparation
2. Sorting Data
3. Creating Automatic Subtotals in Sorted Lists
4. Filtering Data
5. Advanced Filter
6. Eliminating Duplicate Data
7. Data Analysis Tools
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