I have a worksheet containing hundreds of rows of data whereby no matter how I tried formatting the “date” (Column D), it still does not shows in ascending or descending sequence but instead it sort by the 1st 2-digits of the data.
The date column is actually not presenting the dates in the right format. They are text formatted probably because your computer is accepting dates with dd/mm/yy format while the dates in your worksheet is in mm/dd/yy. Or it could be the other way round. To resolve this, the fastest way is to use
Data > Text to Columns > Next > Next > Date Format (Select “Date”)” and choose the right date format (dd/mm/yy) for your dates.
After the conversion, you will be able to format the dates in any format you prefer.