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How to sort data by color in excel?

When you using a worksheet, sometimes you may fill the rows or cells with various colors to make the worksheet much readable. And sometimes you want to sort the cells by color in Excel. In this case, you can use the sort function to sort the data by color quickly as follows:

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1. Select the range that you want to sort the data by color.

2. Click Data > Sort, and a Sort dialog box will appear, see screenshot:

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3. Then click Sort by drop down list, select the data that you sort, and then click Values drop down list, chose Cell color, then click no cell color drop down list, select the color you would like on top.

4. Click Add Level to add additional lines to specify the order of the remaining colors. See screenshot:

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5. Then click OK button. You will get the following result:

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    Neda · 9 months ago
    How is the auto-sorting some columns by special color in one column?
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    nik · 11 months ago
    helped alot. thanks.
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    Ahmed · 1 years ago
    This helped me to do what I wanted. Will love to say, thanks!
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    Adrian · 2 years ago
    I know how to do it using the computer. How about sorting cells by their colour in the Microsoft excel in the android phone app?
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    LARRY · 3 years ago
    This is was very helpful! It's exactly what I needed to do. I had no idea it was possible until I found your website.
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    Justin · 3 years ago
    This helped me do what I wanted to do. Just wanted to say thanks!
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      Brigitte · 2 years ago
      I don't have a a colour choice in the drop down. Not sure what to do from here.