Kanban vertical sorting

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A question regarding the sorting.


So Kanbans automatically change the grouping "based on" field value when dragging "across" the groups.  

Will there ever be an option to have the fields change on a vertical drag? so for example if the sorting order is from 1-6, by dragging card 6 to the position of 1, the fields will swap values and changes are made?


I find this particularly useful in a scheduling type environment for dragging and sorting Jobs etc.  an example would be to group by technician then have the sorting order be on scheduled time etc.  




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Re: "will there ever"

The future is now. Is that soon enough for you?

Go to the table
Settings
Advanced Properties
Go way down to the bottom and the option switch to enable that is there.
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Hi Geoffrey,

Mark is correct and that functionality actually has been added to our Kanban reports based on the feedback of our users who had the same needs as you. We have a help topic that goes into that feature in more detail that you can find here. Hopefully that can help to answer any questions you have on manual sort for Kanban reports. 
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yes, so this works on face value,  but the actual field value that it is sorted on doesn't change.  this is taken directly from that same help document:

"Note: This only sets an initial order for your Kanban reports. Users can then reorder cards by dragging them on a report. This does not affect the values of the field chosen as the initial order field."


So where is the future? :)
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Right. It does not edit field values to change a visible sort order field. The sequence is only maintained in the Kanban format report, not on say a table report.
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When you engage manual sort order it still puts information into order on the Kanban report based on the sort order of the original field being used (For example if it was in order by Date Created) but then once manual sort is enabled any records that are specifically pulled out of order, in your example record six being pulled to be the 1st in priority will now going forward be in place as the first record in that order while the other records will continue to use the previous sort until they are pulled manually into a different sort. The previous sort order exists as a stand in until you chose to take action to change the records sort order but it wouldn't change the Date Created on that record just the records place on your Kanban report.