Sorting a sheet by auto-numbered column.

When I try to sort the sheet by the auto-numbered column it sorts 1,10,11,...2,20,21

How do I sort in conventional 1,2,3,4,...10,11,12order?

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  • Jeff Reisman
    Jeff Reisman ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    @Rocket Boy

    In order for an Auto-Number column to sort as numbers, the values in the column have to BE numbers, not numbers stored as text. So the answer lies in how you are formatting your Auto-Number column.

    You should have no prefix or suffix, and 0 for Numerical places:


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