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How do I sort a column of formulas in Excel?I have a column of dates that I produced by putting in the first date. Then
the next and following were simply a formula =SUM(A4+7) and so on for five years of Sundays. I wanted to have two for each sunday I could have them sorted by AM or PM so I duplicated the list and put AM in the next column beside the first 5 years of Sundays and PM beside the next five years. I then sorted with column A (dates) descending and column B (AM/PM) descending. I expected to get 01/01/2000 AM and then 01/01/2000 PM under each other and so on but the formulated column would not sort. I tried a sample of five dates manually and they sorted fine but not when the dates are produced by a formula. I do not want to have to type in five years of dates as that is the reason we have formulas. How do I sort the formulated column??????? |

HI Gordon, I am rather new at this, but did you try selecting all of the
cells, copying, then paste special, paste values, then the sort? THere is probably some better way, but it worked for me. Gary "Gordon" wrote: I have a column of dates that I produced by putting in the first date. Then the next and following were simply a formula =SUM(A4+7) and so on for five years of Sundays. I wanted to have two for each sunday I could have them sorted by AM or PM so I duplicated the list and put AM in the next column beside the first 5 years of Sundays and PM beside the next five years. I then sorted with column A (dates) descending and column B (AM/PM) descending. I expected to get 01/01/2000 AM and then 01/01/2000 PM under each other and so on but the formulated column would not sort. I tried a sample of five dates manually and they sorted fine but not when the dates are produced by a formula. I do not want to have to type in five years of dates as that is the reason we have formulas. How do I sort the formulated column??????? |

Hi,
A bad way is to convert the formulas to theair absolute serial number then reformat them back totheir date format -----Original Message----- I have a column of dates that I produced by putting in the first date. Then the next and following were simply a formula =SUM(A4+7) and so on for five years of Sundays. I wanted to have two for each sunday I could have them sorted by AM or PM so I duplicated the list and put AM in the next column beside the first 5 years of Sundays and PM beside the next five years. I then sorted with column A (dates) descending and column B (AM/PM) descending. I expected to get 01/01/2000 AM and then 01/01/2000 PM under each other and so on but the formulated column would not sort. I tried a sample of five dates manually and they sorted fine but not when the dates are produced by a formula. I do not want to have to type in five years of dates as that is the reason we have formulas. How do I sort the formulated column??????? . |

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