SORT function

The SORT function sorts the contents of a range or array.

The SORT function returns a sorted array of the elements in an array. The returned array is the same shape as the provided array argument. For example: Argument Required Description array Y The range, or array to sort [sort_index] N A number indicating the row or column to sort by [sort_order] N A number indicating the desired sort order; 1 for ascending order (default), -1 for descending order [by_col] N A logical value indicating the desired sort direction; false to sort by row (default), true to sort by column Note: The SORT function is only valid when allowDynamicArray is true. The SORT function will return an array, which will spill if it's the final result of a formula. Where sortindex is not provided, row1/col1 will be presumed. Where order is not provided, ascending order will be presumed. By default sort by row, and will only sort by column where bycol is true. When by_col is false or missing will sort by row. The SORT function is provided to sort data in an array. If you want to sort data in the grid, it's better to use the SORTBY function, as it is more flexible. SORTBY will respect column additions/deletions, because it references a range, where SORT references a column index number. An array can be thought of as a row of values, a column of values, or a combination of rows and columns of values.
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