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Primary column not sorting properly

Bill Brandt
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edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts

My primary column contains numbers (1 to 250 and growing). When I sort I get the 200's first going up then the 100's. They are numbers as near as I can tell and not text. If I use the add/remove decimal places tool they respond properly? What am I overlooking?


  • Hello Bill,

    This behavior is caused by either numbers being treated as text, or a descending sort (instead of an ascending sort).

    Even if most of your numbers are responding to the decimal place buttons in the left toolbar, I'd recommend placing a filter on your primary column that only displays what isn't a number so that you can edit as needed.


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  • Bill Brandt
    Bill Brandt ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks, I just discovered that if you enter 007 it forces it to be text and not a number.

  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Because that is James Bond's License to Kill number, obviously.

    I just tested





    all are entered as text.

    At least in the sheet I was using.

    Do you have 006 as a number?


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