Sorting is any process of arranging items according to a certain sequence or into different sets.

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Global columns playlist sorting script for Foobar2000?

I use Columns UI and Columns Playlist, and there is a sorting algorithm that is prioritizing artist name above all else, so it's messing up the track order and putting them in a 2,4,6,8,1,3,5,7 order. ...
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Efficient way to sort/organize images?

I've built a site for someone who has about 100,000 clients, each with their own 'listing' which is searchable. When you click on a listing for more details, each listing may have anywhere from 0-6 ...
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Sorting data without mixing rows

I have three sheets. First sheet renamed General: Dave Henderson 21/05/2014 Elton Rus 22/06/2014 John Smith 20/05/2015 Second sheet renamed ...
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I need to sort a list of bullets (and sub bullets) in alphabetical order

I have an issue with word's alphabetical sorting. Here is an example of what's going on: Question 1 Answer 1 Question 2 Answer 2 When I press sort, this happens: Question 1 Question 2 ...
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excel, auto sorting/deleting columns that are far apart

I have a long list of people with specific criteria, and i need either a macro, or a function in the background that every month when i update this list (delete old and coy paste info in thats new) ...
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How do I sort merged cells linked with other data?

I'm making an inventory excel and I'm trying to sort these orders by state. However, some orders have multiple items and thus, I merged the state because 1) better viewing and 2) When I add up the ...
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Any way to do Linux-style sort --merge in Windows PowerShell?

In PowerShell, if I have two files that are already sorted and want to merge them into one big sorted file, it seems wasteful and inefficient to do gc file1, file2 | sort-object > newfile, ...
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Sorting Text alphabetically using last word before comma

I'm currently ordered to sort a list with ~250 entries alphabetically. Problem is: Not using the first word(s), or a specific column, but using the last term before the first comma: [li]title ...
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How to sort four columns with two diffrent values

I have four columns, I want to sort by the names and have the amounts also sort with the names. Can anyone please assist Column A Column B Column C Column D BOGOSI 55.00 BOGOSI ...
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MS Excel Sorting by rows but keeping same data in same column

I have data like this: But want it sorted like this: How can I achieve this?
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Conditional formatting on the first x number of rows, regardless of filter or sort, in Excel

I'm trying to find a way to easily identify the first ten rows in a table column, no matter how it's been sorted/filtered. Is there a way to use conditional formatting to highlight these cells? ...
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how to sort the data with defined min and max value

I am looking for generating the number of entries which fills into defined min and max values from the given data. To put it more simple, If the data set is Roll No: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ...
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Using Excel and Sorting Data

I have a spreadsheet with over 1500 rows and 20 columns, in column C I have manufacturer as my header and below it 1500 listed names, one for each row. How do I extract the names into a single ...
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How to Sort a Pivot Table based on two columns of information

I work in the Auto Industry where I have to create a Pivot Table based on Auto information each month. The Sort Order of the Pivot Table needs to be Model Series Door Cylinder Model ID Code Trim ...
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Excel doesn't sort columns to the right of a blank column

If you try to sort on a column when there is a blank column in the spreadsheet, only the columns to the left of the blank column will be sorted. How can this be changed so that all columns are sorted ...
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Sort Excel Pivot Table by Percentage of Count

I have source data showing timesheet approvals in the following format (for about 850 employees and 200 managers): Employee Name Manager Name TS Approved? Employee 1 Manager 1 No ...
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Sort Outlook messages by subject without having to go to top in Outlook 2007

Outlook 2007 - When on a message, I want to click and sort by subject without always being forced to the top, i.e. subjects that start with A, rather I want to be able to stay on my current message ...
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How to sort a column (Y) for each group in column (X) in excel 2013

Is it possible to sort a column (Y) for each group in column (X) such that even values in column (Z) are changed? I have about 23000 rows so manual sorting for each group is difficult. I have attached ...
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Sort by `ls -l` Dates Without Using `ls`

I have a text file with a bunch of ls -l output, such as: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7554952082 Dec 15 22:11 /var/spool/stuff/Investigation/messages.tgz -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4315 Mar 3 2015 ...
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Excel - Sort by formula when there are duplicate values

My data will change, therefore I am using dynamic lists. Sorting needs to be dynamic as well. I do not want to click on the built in sort function. I'm sorting dynamic data by formula, but it fails ...
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Add tags on android pictures

How to add tags that could be seen on Linux system? When upload photos need automatic sorting by tags. Default tags on android doesn`t work.
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Windows 7 or 10: Explorer Sort Order - distinguish between normal Explorer vs. Open-File/Browser windows

Is there a way to make Windows (7,8,10,whatever) remember a different sort-order for displaying your files in regular Explorer windows vs. open-file/file-browser dialog windows? To give an example. ...
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Excel sorted heading won't sort data in whole spreadsheet

So I would like to be able sort all my data using the little drop down arrow created by the filter function, all the way from F to JE. At the moment it will only sort from F to AK. Any idea how I ...
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How can I sort Excel cells in groups?

I have something like the following, but over 1000 rows. Further down some of the blue headers have multiple white inner cells. Now I know I can do grouping, but if I select row 1 and 2 and group ...
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Sort files and folders in the same way in Windows Explorer - sorted by names [duplicate]

I just want to see files and folders (sorted/grouped by their name) in a list that does NOT separate files and folders. I also don't want to order by date modified like here. I already tried several ...
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Deleting multiple rows selectively from Excel 2010 [closed]

I have 19,000 datapoints in each row, now my problem is how to delete 20 rows simultaneously after an interval of 10 rows?
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Sorting Data in Microsoft Excel

I have an Excel sheet that I use to keep my user's information. This is a huge file and I have multiple rows and multiple columns per username. I am trying to sort the user names alphabetically ...
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How do I sort files by date in filename?

I have a set of filenames like this vorlesung 02.11.15.mp4 vorlesung 04.01.16.mp4 vorlesung 07.12.15.mp4 vorlesung 09.11.15.mp4 vorlesung 09.12.15.mp4 ... The last part of the file name is a date ...
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How to sort contacts alphabetically in Skype for Business

I am using Skype for Business. I observed that the list of contacts is sorted alphabetically, but by first name for some people and by family name for others, e.g.: Albert Einstein Doe, ...
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Sorting in Pivot Table

I have problem in pivot table with sorting field which is shown as difference between years 2016 and 2015. Excel 2013 make sort with original values and I want sorting by percentage difference. ...
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Sort Thunderbird emails by sender's domain

I want to sort/group my mails by sender's server/domain. Is that possible (plugin perhaps)? I'm aware that I can use find and search using "contains" in from field, but I'd rather wanted an ...
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Thunderbird thread view - sort by star then date

So far I've been sorting my emails in non-threaded view, by star, then by date. Understand, first all starred message (sorted by date) then non-starred message (also sorted by date) Either this ...
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How to keep a value locked when filtering

I am trying to create a single list in excel containing a number of different groups. Within those groups I was hoping to lock some values into the order of their subset so that the order of each ...
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How to disable automatic sorting in Windows 10?

I want to be able to arrange files in the file explorer in a certain order. Is there a way to disable the automatic sorting feature for folders? It is possible to disable automatic sorting on the ...
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Sorting Excel Rows & Columns into descending order of activity

I have a spreadsheet with 45 rows and 85 columns. Not all 85 columns contain information. Some rows will fill all 85 columns, some rows only fill 40 or 50 columns. Is it possible to sort the ...
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Unix shell: Multi-level sort in opposite directions

I have a directory full of plain text files that have tags on the first line, and I want to get a list of the tags and their frequency. I've extracted the tags and sorted them into a big list; let's ...
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Retaining the order of a .bib-file when applying changes using Jabref

Short introduction to the problem: In my group, we work collaboratively on one single .bib file to keep all the references at one place. If one of the collaborators edits the .bib file, the order of ...
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Cannot sort Excel Pivot Table by two or more columns

I want to sort my Pivot Table by two columns. I've searched the web for some time, and it seems Excel doesn't allow this, so I need a workaround. My data Desired Outcome I want to summarise this ...
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Sorting a comma separated file by the first column while preserving some order

I have a file of the form: kl2,LL kl2,nan kl2,MORE kl2,PRQ kl2,JJ abc87,PRQ abc87,JJ abc87,nan abc87,MORE abc87,LL ... and I would like to sort this by the first column, while leaving the second ...
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Excel 2010 VBA AutoFilter and AutoFilter.Sort criterion not applying

I'm having a heck of a time getting AutoFilter criteria to apply, both the filtering and sorting. I'm trying to get rid of blank rows and filter over multiple criteria - simple, right? Except it ...
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Is there an add-on for Excel to allow me to sort by an arbitrary column with a SINGLE click?

Windows Explorer allows you to sort by an column by clicking on the 'header' of that column so you can see files sorted by size or filename etc. Excel on the other hand forces you to go through the ...
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How to sort only selected desktop icons by name? (Windows 10)

I am running Windows 10, and I have many icons on my desktop. I would like to sort some of them (by name/date/etc), but when I Right click on my desktop and then do Sort By > Name all of the icons get ...
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UNIX Command to sort file based on word delimited

I have a file that has lines file.txt like this: www.site.com/230207|Sophie Rundle title: Episodes|5irko3ke www.site.com/228264|Camilla Luddington title: Balifornication|5423234 ...
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Excel will not sort all columns on my worksheet

I have a very basic worksheet with multiple columns and rows. I usually will sort one column to sort a-z and normally all data for those rows would follow the sort. Suddenly I am finding that if I ...
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Text Data not sorting as desired

ESXi 5.0.0 ESXi 5.0.0 ESXi 5.0.0 ESXi 5.0.0 ESXi 5.0.0 ESXi 5.5.0 ESXi 5.5.0 ESXi 5.5.0 EXSi 4.0.0 EXSi 4.1.0 EXSi 4.1.0 EXSi 4.1.0 EXSi 4.1.0 EXSi 4.1.0 EXSi 4.1.0 EXSi 5.0.0 EXSi 5.0.0 EXSi 5.0.0 ...
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Excel: Copy all cell values from an entire sheet to a new sheet, sort and deduplicate into a single list of unique values

The data (all text values) I have is scattered across the sheet (multiple rows and columns with gaps inbetween) and it is all calculated using formulas now I would like to make sure that I know what ...
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Unix vs Excel sort

I have the following list of files sorted according to Excel: a1.txt a10.txt a11.txt a12.txt a2.txt If I use sort on Unix/Linux, I get the following order: a10.txt a11.txt a12.txt a1.txt a2.txt ...
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Firefox sort history based on time

Sadly it only seems possible to sort history on date After collecting all sites of today (way too many) Firefox orders the history alphabetically. I want to sort only on time and date. Like with ...
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open files in sorted order (OSX)

I'm looking for a terminal command to open many files in preview in "sorted" order. I'd like to open the files in order: 1.pdf, 2.pdf, 3.pdf, 4.pdf, etc. But without first sorting, they are opened ...
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Sorting large fixed-length record file

It is easy to sort a large (=does not fit in memory, fits on local filesystem) text file using GNU sort. When necessary, GNU sort will start doing external merges. How do I sort large files where ...