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Sort table by more than three levels in Excel

Multi-level sorting is often needed. In the table below, suppose we want to rank the 'Tester's. We want to first sort by 'Average Score' descending, then if there is a tie, sort by 'Count of Tests' descending, then if there is a tie, sort by 'Best Score' descending, then in case of a tie, sort by 'Worse Score' descending. That is a complete sorting which requires four levels of sorting, each taking place within the result of last sorting.
    Excel sorting - multiple levels

Multi-level sorting is limited in Excel. Excel's default sorting allows a max of 3 levels. DigDB breaks this limit and allows you to sort by as many levels as you need.

  1. Click a single cell in your table area. Invoke 'DigDB->Sort->CrossTab to List...'. The table area will be automatically selected.

    Excel sorting - multiple levels
    Practice file - sort-many-levels-demo.xls (16k)

  2. Set the sorting criteria and order

    Excel sorting - multiple levels

    Select which columns to sort by.

    Excel sorting - multiple levels

    Use 'Then by' button to add more columns to sort by

    Excel sorting - multiple levels

  3. Click 'OK' to start sorting. Result is:

    Excel sorting - multiple levels

Note that at each level, you can set the sorting options to Ascending or Descending, Case sensitive or Ignore case. In addition, you can also choose special sorting options for each column, for example, sort by text length, text value, font style, weekday name, month name.
    Excel sorting - multiple levels

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