**QUESTION :**

Can anybody help me for following problem:

If we have 5 rows and 3 columns as

```
1 5 6
5 4 3
7 1 3
5 2 1
6 1 2
```

We sort this as follows:

```
1 1 1
5 1 2
5 2 3
6 5 3
7 4 6
```

Now I need that for each column, the unique values should be leveled uniquely in ascending order as:

```
1 1 1
2 1 2
2 2 3
3 3 3
4 4 4
```

Even sorting with unique levels will do for single column.

**ANSWER :**

I assume your data is somewhere in your sheet, and I choose to start at B2.

If your original data is in B1:D6

For the first sort use this formula:

B8: `=SMALL(B$2:B$6,ROW(B1))`

copy this formula to B8:D12

(it looks like the last two values in your 2nd example data are not in order, why?)

Attention: I’m using the first rows of the sheet for numbering, their values has not importance for the above formula. Wherever your data is, the `ROWS`

function should point the row number 1 with any column.

Now, for the unique values advance use this function:

B14: `=IF(B8=B7,B13,B13+1)`

copy this formula to B14:D18

Attention: I’m using the cell B7 and B13 knowing they are empty. Wherever you copy the system, the lines above the manipulated data better to be empty.