Use this tab to change the sort order of items on the current table worksheet. For example, you might want to order numeric sales data from highest to lowest to look at sales performance.
Note: You won't find a Sort tab on the Edit Worksheet dialog for crosstab worksheets. To sort a crosstab worksheet, choose Tools | Sort to display the "Sort Crosstab dialog".
For more information, see:
Use this list to manage how the worksheet data is ordered. Sorts are arranged in order of precedence.
Note: Group sorts automatically take precedence over non-group sorts.
This field displays the name of the item on which the data is ordered.
Use this drop down list to change how the data is ordered.
Low to High sorts A - Z alphabetically and 1 - 10 and so on, numerically (language specific).
Hi to Low sorts Z - A alphabetically and 10 - 1 and so on, numerically (language specific).
Use this option to group data and not display duplicate values. For example, if you sort on year, and there are many rows for 2001, the value 2001 is displayed only for the first row with that value. Note the following:
Items sorted on group take precedence over items not sorted on group.
Changing an item to group sort automatically moves it to a higher position in the sort list over items not sorted on group.
For more information about group sorting, see "What is group sorting?".
Use this option to hide or display the sorted item on the worksheet, as follows:
Select the Hidden check box to hide the sorted item.
Clear the Hidden check box to display the sorted item on the worksheet.
Use this button to add a new sort to the worksheet. The sort is added to the sort list. Click the button to display a list of items available, then click an item to create a sort on that item.
Use this button to remove the sort currently selected in the sort list from the worksheet.
Use this button to change the order of precedence of the selected sort item. Moving a sort up the list increases its precedence.
Use this button to change the order of precedence of the selected sort item. Moving a sort down the list decreases its precedence.
You can also drag and drop items into a difference position in the sort list to change the order of precedence.