Clicking the upper slot in the attribute table the column will sort by alphabetically, from the smallest value to largest value

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or from the largest to the smallest

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Is there a way to also sort out the rows names alphabetically?

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Right-click a field and select Organize columns...:


You can then reorder or show specific fields:




Note that this is only for display, if you want to reorder the fields permanently, you will need alter the .dbf file which you can do using the Refactor fields tool.


If you only want to check if a field in a shapefile with many fields is present and are not interested in the data, you can try this approach:

In the layer properties under fields you see all the fields and there you can sort them by clicking on the name header. This will not change the order in the attribute table, however!

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