Google sheets | How to sort dates

Say, I have an Excel spread sheet in Google sheets. How can I sort dates in the form of dd/mm/yyyy in date order?
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:

what have you tried? Select the data, then click Data > Sort range.

Tick if your selection has a header, select the column to sort by and select a sort order.

cheers, teylyn
shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
We tried this but doesn't seem to sort the dates in date order. Perhaps they not formatted as dates... Help
Leslie BloomCorporate & Product Marketing ManagerCommented:
Go to File > Spreadsheet Settings

You should see the following prompt

From here you can select the location which corresponds with the dd/mm/yyyy format (usually the UK is a safe bet). Then if you follow @teylyn's suggestion of sorting a data range, it should work!

Hope this helps.
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
The setting has been UK all along ... pleas help...

I've pasted a link to it
Leslie BloomCorporate & Product Marketing ManagerCommented:
1. In the Spreadsheet Settings be sure you set the locale to United Kingdom.
2. Highlight the column with your dates in it.
Capture07.PNG3. Select "More Formats" from the toolbar to set the date format (this lets the sheet interpret the data correctly when trying to sort it).
Screenshot--18-.png4. Data > Sort Range to sort in ascending order (or whatever order you'd like).
5. You should now see your dates properly sorted in ascending order.

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Leslie BloomCorporate & Product Marketing ManagerCommented:
Happy to have helped!
Rebecca GreenwellCommented:
Is there a way to sort the entire sheet by the dates that are included in one column? (In Excel, this would be done by clicking "expand range")

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