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Calc isn't sorting correctly [closed]

asked 2018-08-31 17:39:00 +0100

KingZorc gravatar image

updated 2018-09-02 18:57:05 +0100

I have an 18 column by 55 row sheet and I'm trying to sort by one of my headings. When I do so it doesn't sort all of them. It brings to the top the ones that aren't sorted.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by erAck
close date 2018-09-03 15:56:24.013689

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answered 2018-09-02 19:30:29 +0100

Mike Kaganski gravatar image

updated 2018-09-02 19:30:41 +0100

ViewValue Highlighting (Ctrl+F8) toggles a view mode that allows you to tell which cell has which kind of data (text/numeric/etc). Changing cell format does not convert test to number (even if you set the format to number); so unless you re-enter data having wrong type (this can be done automatically, using Find & Replace, or DataText to Columns), the cells will stay textual. See this FAQ by @erAck.

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Finally, that worked. Thanks

KingZorc gravatar imageKingZorc ( 2018-09-02 20:34:04 +0100 )edit
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answered 2018-08-31 18:26:30 +0100

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To me it looks like you are sorting descending and the values 6,31,...,1 are text cells and 140,111,...,40 are numbers, or some similar mix. Text sorts before numbers when sorting descending.

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Doesn't matter if they're all set to text or numbers, it still sorts like that. I already tried changing them from one to the another as well as everything from one to the others, same result regardless.

KingZorc gravatar imageKingZorc ( 2018-08-31 21:12:08 +0100 )edit

Please attach a test file.

JBF gravatar imageJBF ( 2018-09-01 14:12:41 +0100 )edit

Attached a sample test file taken from the spreadsheet.

KingZorc gravatar imageKingZorc ( 2018-09-02 18:57:02 +0100 )edit

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