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How to auto sort data alphabetically in Google sheets?

Normally, in Google sheets, you can apply the Sort feature to sort data alphabetically manually, but, sometimes, you may want to sort the data automatically in a column. For example, if there are some changes or new data added in Column A, the data will be sorted automatically as following screenshot shown. How could you achieve this job in Google sheets?

Auto sort data alphabetically in Google sheets with formula

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Auto sort data alphabetically in Google sheets with formula

To sort the data alphabetically in a column automatically, please do as this:

1. Enter this formula: =sort(A2:B, 1, TRUE) into a blank cell where you want to locate the sort result, and then press Enter key, the specific data have been sorted in ascending order, see screenshot:

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Notes:

1. In the above formula: A2:B is the data range that you want to sort, the number 1 indicates the column number that you want to sort data based on. Please change them to your need.

2. If you want to sort data in descending order, please apply this formula: =sort(A2:B, 1, false) .

2. From now on, when you enter new data or change the data in the column, the data will be sorted automatically, see screenshot:

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