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Correctly sort a list of text

Hi guys, I have a list like the picture below.

 

mpi_gov_vn_0-1613958305461.png

If I use List.Sort, the result is like below

mpi_gov_vn_1-1613958345713.png

Is there any way to correctly sort this list into {Column1, Column2, ..., Column10, Column11} without turning it into Table and sort based on another column?

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OwenAuger
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Hi @mpi_gov_vn,

 

You can provide a function as the 2nd argument of List.Sort, that transforms each value into the value to sort by.

 

In your case this should work:

List.Sort( YourList, each Number.From( Text.AfterDelimiter( _, "Column" ) ) )

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OwenAuger
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Hi @mpi_gov_vn,

 

You can provide a function as the 2nd argument of List.Sort, that transforms each value into the value to sort by.

 

In your case this should work:

List.Sort( YourList, each Number.From( Text.AfterDelimiter( _, "Column" ) ) )

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Works like a charm! Thanks @OwenAuger 

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