SORTBY function

The SORTBY function sorts the contents of a range or array based on the values in a corresponding range or array.

The SORTBY function sorts the contents of a range or array based on the values in a corresponding range or array. For example: Argument Required Description array Y The array or range to sort by_array1 Y The array or range to sort on [sort_order1] N The order to use for sorting. 1 for ascending, -1 for descending. Default is ascending. [by_array2] N The array or range to sort on [sort_order2] N The order to use for sorting. 1 for ascending, -1 for descending. Default is ascending. Note: The SORTBY function is only valid when allowDynamicArray is true. The SORTBY function will return an array, which will spill if it's the final result of a formula. 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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