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How to sort data by column headers instead of rows in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-22

Generally, we can easily sort data by rows in ascending or descending order. However, have you ever tried to sort data by column headers? This means that you need to sort data horizontally as below screenshot shown.
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Sort data by column headers


arrow blue right bubble Sort data by column headers

Actually, there is an option in Sort function can help you to sort data by column headers.

1. Select the data range you want to sort by column heads, and click Data > Sort. See screenshot:
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2. In the popping Sort dialog, uncheck My data has headers, and click Options to display the Sort Options dialog, and check Sort left to right. See screenshot:
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3. Click OK. And then select Row 1 from the Row drop down list, and specify the Sort on and Order as you need. See screenshot:
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4. Click OK. Now the selected range has been sorted by column headers.
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Merci Beaucoup,

Existe t-il la même démarche dans Query Excel ?
Je récupère des données externes d'une BDD et toutes les colonnes sont en vrac.
J'aimerais donc que Query me classe les entêtes avant exploitation dans Excel.
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Thanks! Just what I needed, the sort by column heads
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