Last updated: December 14, 2022

Google Sheets is a great tool for data analysis. With a table of data, you can easily re-arrange it in any kind of order that you want. One of the sorting methods in Google Sheets is alphabetizing. In this blog post, we will discuss how to alphabetize data in Google Sheets. We will also look at different methods for sorting it out.

Step 1: Identify the data range

In order to sort the data, you have to identify your data range first. In Google Sheets, your data range could be various, mostly single columns, multiple columns, or a table. Since you have identified your need-to-be-sorted data, you can sort it out now.

Step 2: Alphabetize the data

Arranging selected data in Google Sheets could be done in various ways. In this blog post, we will view two methods for the sort.

Using “SORT” Command

To use the command, follow this step-by-step

  1. Have your data identified
  2. Type out the “SORT” in the nearby blank box
    • SORT=(data_range,sort_column,TRUE/FALSE)
      • Data_range: Your selected data table
      • Sort_column: Your base column for sort
      • TRUE/FALSE: TRUE for ascending data and FALSE for descending data
  3. Press ENTER button

Then your sorted data is out as a result

Using the sort options

To use the sort option, follow this step-by-step

  1. Have your data selected
  2. Click “Data” on the menu and the “Sort Range”. A dialogue box will appear
  3. Click the “Sort by” box to choose your selected column
    • If your data has a header row (title), please click on the “Data has header row” checked box also
  4. Click on the checked box of sort criteria
    • A->Z for alphabet order
    • Z->A for reverse alphabet order
  5. Then click “Sort” button on the dialogue box

As a result, your selected data is sorted

Step 3: Check the sorted data table

As a result, your data has been sorted. You can check on the new data set. You need to re-check the command line or your selected data if a problem occurs. Otherwise, you can restart the process to re-create the sorted data.

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