How to ☝️ Auto Sort in Google Sheets

To auto sort data in Google Sheets, click on a blank cell, move to the Formula bar, type the formula =SORT(A2:A10), and hit Enter

Read on to learn the details of this handy tool in Google Sheets. In this article, you will learn how to auto sort in just a few seconds. Let’s get started!

 

How to Auto Sort in Google Sheets

The SORT function is a built-in function in Google Sheets that allows you to easily sort data in your worksheet. Let’s see how it works!

Difficulty: Beginner

Time Estimate: 5 seconds

  1. Select a blank cell where you want the result.
  2. Navigate to the Formula bar and enter the formula =SORT(A2:A10). A2:A10 is the cell range with the data we need to sort. You can use your own data for this part.

How to Auto Sort in Google Sheets

3.  Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Auto Sort in Google Sheets

Voila! That’s all it takes.

Bonus: How to Auto Sort Using Apps Script

Google Sheets offers another powerful way to automatically sort your data. With just a few clicks, you can rearrange your data with no problem. Auto sorting is especially useful when you have a large amount of data that needs to be sorted on a regular basis. Here’s how to auto sort using the Apps Script:

  1. Go to the Extension menu.
  2. Select the Apps Script option.

How to Auto Sort Using Apps Script

  1. Type the following code:

function AutoSort() {

  const ss = SpreadsheetApp. getActiveSpreadsheet

  const ws = ss.getSheetByName (“Worksheet”)

  const range = ws.getRange (1,1,ws.getLastRow()-1,)

  range.sort(column1)  

}

  1. Click Run, and your data will be sorted just like that. 

 Auto Sort Using Apps Script

Easy as ABC!

Auto Sort in Google Sheets FAQs

For more information on auto sorting in Google Sheets, check out the FAQ below.

How do I auto sort by date in Google Sheets?

To auto sort by date in Google Sheets, start by choosing the cell where you want the result. Go to the Formula bar and enter the formula =SORT(A1:A6,1, TRUE), but with your own cell ranges based on your data. Finally, press Enter to sort the data.

How do I auto sort by date in Google Sheets

How do I auto sort multiple columns in Google Sheets?

The SORT function can also be used to sort multiple columns. Let’s take a look at how it works.

To auto sort multiple columns in Google Sheets, start by clicking on a blank cell. In the Formula bar, enter the formula =SORT(A2:B5), where A2:B5 is the range of cells incorporating both column A and column B. Press the Enter key on your keyboard. 

How do I auto sort multiple columns in Google Sheets

It’s that simple!

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Daniel Smith is automation consultant with a passion for technology, data, AI, and machine learning. Daniel loves to learn about new technologies and how they can be applied to solve complex problems. He is also a big fan of productivity hacks and enjoys finding ways to automate tasks to make organizations more efficient.