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Solved: Excel Sort by Date

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by misterjw, Sep 12, 2012.

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  1. misterjw

    misterjw Thread Starter

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    Hello, I am having difficulty getting Excel to sort by date with the following dates:

    Column A
    09/20/2012
    09/21/2012
    10/20/2012
    02/20/2012

    When I select "sort newest to oldest" it sorts the dates this way:

    10/20/2012
    09/20/2012
    09/21/2012
    02/20/2012

    I have verified that the dates are not formatted as text and have altered the way the date is shown, trying it without the zero and with the zero and nothing changes.

    Help!
     
  2. misterjw

    misterjw Thread Starter

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    I think I discovered my error, the dates showing 02/20/12 should be 02/20/13!
     
  3. Garf13LD

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    Pls ensure you date is in "date format".
    The one with *infront is preferred, as it will be your system date.
     
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