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MS Excel 2010: Sort pivot table results

This Excel tutorial explains how to sort the results in a pivot table in Excel 2010 (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).

Question: How do I sort the pivot table results in Microsoft Excel 2010?

Answer: To sort the pivot table, select one of the values that you wish to sort. Then select the Options tab from the toolbar at the top of the screen. In the Sort group, you can click on one of the following buttons:

The Sort Smallest to Largest button Microsoft Excel sorts in ascending order, the Sort Largest to Smallest button Microsoft Excel sorts in descending order, and the Sort button allows you to choose more complex sorting options.

In this example we wanted to sort the Order ID values in ascending order, so we selected a value in column A and clicked on the Microsoft Excel button.

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Now when you view the pivot table, the Order ID values are sorted in ascending order.

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