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Excel Sort

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by CW, Dec 10, 2001.

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  1. CW

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    I am trying to sort a list of dates, ie. 05/11/2002, 03/15/2003, 08/09/2004. I wanted to sort on just the month and date, but that wouldn't work, so I did a find and replace and found the year and replaced it with nothing. I still get a sort that looks like the year is still there. Is there another way to do this?
     
  2. Rockn

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    If you want to do it by month, create another column that strips the month off of the data and displays it in that column. Do your sort in that field.
     
  3. CW

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    I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean. Do I copy and paste the date column?
     
  4. Rockn

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    No...create a column next to the date in question. If the date is in A1 and the new column is B1 enter the following formula in B1: =MONTH(A1) this will return only the month in B1 and you can sort that column accordingly.
     
  5. CW

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    Sorry to be so thick headed. I have 606 rows. I want to sort month and day only in column E. Take me step by step as I don't really understand formulas. Thanks!
     
  6. jbcalg

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    here's a similar thread, dealing with ages (dates)

    check my method near the bottom, with the jpg attached - then use the month function Rockn suggested
     
  7. CW

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    Thanks! I'll give it a try.
     
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