# Custom Column with Text/Number for Sorting

#### erginvesting

##### New member
Hi Everyone!
Semi-newbie here. I'm looking for a way to add a custom column that I can type in a letter or number and sort. My goal is to take the S&P 500 and sort by SPY or SPX weight in the index.

Solution
here is one way, to list a number in a column, depending on the stock. as you can see, the formula will get very long, very fast, if you try to have it check many stocks.
the numbers are the weights of 10 stocks, from the link below.

Code:
``````def x =
if getsymbol == "AAPL"  then 6.02
else if getsymbol == "MSFT"  then 5.96
else if getsymbol == "AMZN"  then 3.83
else if getsymbol == "GOOGL"  then 2.22
else if getsymbol == "FB"  then 2.09
else if getsymbol == "GOOG"  then 2.08
else if getsymbol == "TSLA"  then 1.77
else if getsymbol == "BRK.B"  then 1.4
else if getsymbol == "NVDA"  then 1.39
else if getsymbol == "JPM"  then 1.33
else 0;
plot z = x;``````

https://www.slickcharts.com/sp500
here is one way, to list a number in a column, depending on the stock. as you can see, the formula will get very long, very fast, if you try to have it check many stocks.
the numbers are the weights of 10 stocks, from the link below.

Code:
``````def x =
if getsymbol == "AAPL"  then 6.02
else if getsymbol == "MSFT"  then 5.96
else if getsymbol == "AMZN"  then 3.83
else if getsymbol == "GOOGL"  then 2.22
else if getsymbol == "FB"  then 2.09
else if getsymbol == "GOOG"  then 2.08
else if getsymbol == "TSLA"  then 1.77
else if getsymbol == "BRK.B"  then 1.4
else if getsymbol == "NVDA"  then 1.39
else if getsymbol == "JPM"  then 1.33
else 0;
plot z = x;``````

https://www.slickcharts.com/sp500

Thank you for your help. What I did was to copy the list, by weight, into an Excel spreadsheet, then created a watchlist, so when I use "No sorting" it sorts by the original symbol input, which was by weight. I will probably have to refresh the list occasionally, since the weights vary from time-to-time, but for now this works well. In fact, I've made watch lists for the S&P 500 (100% of weight), 300 (92% of weight), and 100 (68% of weight).

Here is the shared list. Remember, right click on the headers and chose nor sorting. I'm sending this as sorted by weight.
https://tos.mx/zwvoXHo

@erginvesting This was a lot of work! Thank you for your generous sharing.

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