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How to sort date by day of week in Excel?

If you have a list of date, and you want to sort them by the day of a week as shown as below, how can you solve this problem? Here I tell you a quick way to sort them by day of week in Excel.

Sort date by weekday


arrow blue right bubble Sort date by weekday

For sorting date by weekday in Excel, you need to create a help column to get the weekday first, then apply Sort function.

1. Select a cell adjacent to the date data, and type this formula =WEEKDAY(A1) into it, and press Enter button, then drag the Auto Fill to apply this formula to the range you need. See screenshot:

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2. Then select Column B, and click Data, and select the sort order you want. See screenshot:

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3. In the Sort Warning dialog, check Expand the selection option and click Sort. See screenshot:

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Now, you can see the dates are sorted by weekday.

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Tips:

1. The above formula can help you sort date by weekday from Sunday to Saturday, if you want to sort weekday from Monday to Sunday, you can use this formula =WEEKDAY(A2,2).

2. You can remove the help column if you do not need it any more.

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