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Custom record order in a report

  • 1.  Custom record order in a report

    Posted 10-13-2017 19:12
    I have a report that has a finite number if items. I would like to customize the order. Not alpha up or down. 


  • 2.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 10-13-2017 19:14
    I know I can add a 1, 2, 3 before each part in the table but I don't want to do that.


  • 3.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 10-13-2017 19:17
    If there is a finite list, you can make that field be a multiple choice field.  Then you can have that field sorted on the order of he choices.


  • 4.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 10-13-2017 19:18
    ... or just add a sort field to the table and sort on that field even if that field is not exposed on the report.


  • 5.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 10-13-2017 19:22
    It's a dropdown in the form which is a lookup via a relationship.


  • 6.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 10-13-2017 19:24
    The low tech solution is to put a sort field on the source table for the lookup, and bring that down in the lookup too.


  • 7.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 10-13-2017 19:27
    I think since there is a finite number of items that don't change that a multiple choice field solution would be the least complicated.
    I'll try that first.
    Thanks for that idea.


  • 8.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 10-14-2017 14:43
    The multiple choice field worked perfectly and took a very complicated solution to a very simple and manageable one.
    Thanks so much!!


  • 9.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 03-26-2018 21:10
    Hi! I have a similar question, maybe you can help... When we put records into a grid report, it's really important that they stay in the physical place where they were inserted in relation to the other records in the report. (They're decor items broken out by general venue area, usually). Meaning that when we use the grid edit function, we put records in wherever they need to be in relation to one another, but I can't think of a simple solution to make them stay in that order when we exit grid edit mode... Any ideas?


  • 10.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 03-26-2018 21:27
    Have you tried simply sorting by Record ID#?


  • 11.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 03-26-2018 21:33
    I could, but I don't think that would work... We go back in and edit/add records, but often we add things in the middle of the list, if it were sorted by record ID, the items we add in later would just go to the bottom (or top) of the pile, right?


  • 12.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 03-26-2018 21:35
    I think then "we are where we were" in terms of native solutions.  Adding a sort field.

    I think that Dan Dielbolt has a way to drag and drop.  I seem to recall he posted something once if you are into non native IOL technique solutions.


  • 13.  RE: Custom record order in a report

    Posted 03-26-2018 21:38
    Shoot, okay, thank you!