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At 15:01 29/02/2016 -0600, Beau Thompson wrote:
im working on a calc sheet where i have a list of 16 names 1 to 16 B2 TO B17
I like to filter the list in this order 1 16 8 9 4 13 5 12 2 15 7 10 3 14 6 11

Filtering in a spreadsheet arranges that only some rows are displayed and possibly that only these are included in calculations. Filtering does not sort material, so you cannot "filter in an order".

If you want the items rearranged in some particular - apparently fixed - order, why not simply enter or arrange them in that order manually? You do know how to move rows?

You can adjust the order of sorting by defining your own sort order at Tools | Options... | LibreOffice Calc | Sort Lists.

You could add an additional column in your data indicating the rank of each existing item. (This column could be hidden or excluded from the print range if desired.) So with your example, row 2 in the new column would have 1, because you want that row to be first, row 3 would have 9, as you want it in ninth place, row 4 would have 13, and so on. You could then sort your data (if that is indeed what you want to do) using the new column as the sort key.

An alternative is to decide exactly why you want the material in a different order. It may well be possible to perform whatever calculations you need with the material in its original order.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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