This post will guide you how to sort cells or text values in a column based on a specific word even if the word is in the text string in the cell. How do I sort cells in a column by the number of a specific word or words in excel.
Sort Cells by Specific word or words
Assuming that you want to sort cells by the count number of a specific word “excel” in excel, just do the following steps:
#1 select one cell next to the source data in a new column as help column. The type the following formula in the formula box.
Note: If you want to sort cells by two or more specific words, you can use the below formula. For example, the specific words are “excel” and “learning”.
#2 press Enter key in your key board, and drag Auto Fill handler over to other cells to apply this formula.
#3 select the cells in the helper column, and go to DATA tab, click Sort A to Z command under Sort&Filter group.
#4 check Expand the selection in the Sort Warning dialog. Then click Sort button.
#5 the source list data has been sorted by the number of “excel” word.
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