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How to sort values in positive and negative numbers with formula

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How to sort values in positive and negative numbers with formula

 

Requirement:

 

I have a lot of values in a column such as 570, 850, 77, -44, 87, 90, -740.

I'd like to sort them with a formula but couldn't figure out how it'd be done.

Important point: these numbers must be listed as follows: 850, -740, 570 and goes on. Although it is a negative number, "change value" is essential for my report; that is why it follows 850 in my list.

I am aware of pivot or similar solutions but I would like to manage it with a formula.

Any help will be appreciated.

 

Solution:

 

Do you need to sort in Ascending or Descending order ...???

With an Array Formula ...

Either

Code:
=SMALL(ABS($A$1:$A$7),ROWS(A$1:A1))

or

Code:
=LARGE(ABS($A$1:$A$7),ROWS(A$1:A1))

 

Obtained from the OzGrid Help Forum.

Solution provided by Carim.

 

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