How to Rank Salespeople According to Sales Figure in Excel

In this article, we will learn How to Rank Salespeople According to Sales Figure in Excel.

Scenario :

In excel, ranking is used as statistics to show a relation. Ranking numbers is a very common and useful appendage when worming sales data. For example finding the top salesperson and lowest salesperson in the department. For problems like these we use the RANK formula in excel explained below with an example.

Rank formula in Excel

Rank function in excel takes two arguments first is the value itself and second is the array within ranking required. Learn how to use the RANK function in excel below.

Excel Rank formula

=RANK(value, array, 0)

value : value to rank

array : array in which to rank

Example :

All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here we have some sales data to handle. First we rank all the values using the rank formula in excel.

Use the formula:


Here sales is fixed array B2:B6

Copy and paste the formula to other cells using Ctrl + D. As you can see in the above image all the ranks with respective formulas. Now we can also sort the salesperson based on their respective rank or sales figure in excel.

Sort sales person using the sales figure

Sorting in excel can be done by Sort and filter option and can also be done using excel functions. Use the below formula to understand the new sorted sales person column.

Use the formula:


Here sales is fixed array B2:B6 and person is fixed array A2:A6

As you can see now you have another sorted column using excel functions. Now You have learnt how to sort columns based on the other columns.

Here are all the observational notes using the formula in Excel
Notes :

  1. Using the Sort & Filter option is the most common and easy practice in excel.
  2. You can sort numbers ascending or descending. Or sort text values a-z (alphabetically) or z-a (reverse alphabetically).

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