How to Use SORT function in Google Sheets in 2020?

SORT functionSorts the rows of a given array or range by the values in one or more columns.

Sample Usage

SORT(A2:B26, 1, TRUE)

SORT({1, 2; 3, 4; 5, 6}, 2, FALSE)

SORT(A2:B26, C2:C26, TRUE)


SORT(range, sort_column, is_ascending, [sort_column2, is_ascending2, …])

range – The data to be sorted.

sort_column – The index of the column in range or a range outside of range containing the values by which to sort.

A range specified as a sort_column must be a single column with the same number of rows as range.

is_ascending – TRUE or FALSE indicating whether to sort sort_column in ascending order. FALSE sorts in descending order.

sort_column2, is_ascending2 …

[ OPTIONAL ] – Additional columns and sort order flags beyond the first, in order of precedence.


range is sorted only by the specified columns, other columns are returned in the order they originally appear.

See Also

FILTER: Returns a filtered version of the source range, returning only rows or columns that meet the specified conditions.


Sorts the rows in the specified data range according to the given key columns followed by the sorting order.

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