Hi there and welcome
Can you confirm please Dana which program and version you are doing this in?
To sort, enter the date such as
01/01/2015 in that format
Then once done, click on the Column to select all the dates, then click on the Data tab, under Sort & Filter, click the arrow next to Sort.Sort either Ascending or Descending and it will then be in that order.
Let me know how you go please
I did Diane, but you may have mis understood it, the only way to sort is based on a date in the format I wrote it in.
You cannot sort on a actual range in a cell as then its just text, its not a date.