Click Sort range on the Data menu. After highlighting the range that you want to sort, go to Data validation then Sort range. Hide data … Impossible to say how to get them to numbers without access to some of the data. Using the filter command, you can conditionally narrow down a dataset in Google Sheets. Watch & Learn. This wikiHow teaches you how to select an entire column in a Google Sheets spreadsheet, and sort all the data in alphabetical or reverse-alphabetical order, using Android. This option will sort the selected column, and won't affect any other data. In the “Sort Range” option box, you can select how you wish to sort your data. sort_column - The index of the column in range or a range outside of range containing the values by which to sort. To access the filter command, click on the menu Data > Create a filter.. To filter a date column by date range using the filter menu in Sheets, there are two options. Then, you'll learn the secrets of using the Google Sheets sort function to put data in the sequence you need to see it in. You can sort your data by arranging it alphabetically or numerically, or you can apply a filter to narrow down the data and hide some of it from view. The whole string gets replaced by year-month-day, which isn't quite ISO standard (month is in text) but is clear enough for datevalue to convert correctly. Explanation: the three captured groups in the regex are the year, month, and day. If you sort without selecting the range, Sheets automatically sorts by column A which is not where your date values are. Note, some of the information above may be out-of-date as Google continually add new features to the apps and make cosmetic changes. Filters do not change the data in your spreadsheet, so they are useful when you want to temporarily hide or sort some information. I have a set of books, which are periodically updated to include the latest changes. Google Sheets allows you reorganize your data by sorting and applying filters to it. Once your data is selected, click Data > Sort Range from the Google Sheets menu. For example, sort user records by last name. Then sort by this new column. Highlighted values to sort. In this tutorial, you'll learn to apply a Google Sheets filter to limit the data you're seeing. For me, or other forum contributors to help, I suggest that you share an " editable by anyone with the link " copy of your sheet. It's sorting that way because the dates are being treated as text. In this lesson, you will learn how to sort data to A range specified as a sort_column must be a single column with the same number of rows as range. is_ascending - TRUE or FALSE indicating whether to sort sort_column in ascending order. In the screencast below, I'm going to walk you through sorting and filtering data in Sheets. range - The data to be sorted. 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