3 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2015 9:00 PM by philmodjunk

    Listing date order

    danlee

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      Listing date order

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      I have a global date pop up menu that list dates from oldest to current.  I would like it to list from current to oldest but can't seem to find out where I can do that.  Attached is a picture.  The value list is from table with ReportsDate

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        • 1. Re: Listing date order
          philmodjunk

          Is this a text field? I think your date field from which these fields are referenced is a field of type text instead of type date.

          If this were a field of type date, you should see the dates listed in ascending order as all "use values from field" value lists list their values in ascending order. That still won't be the order you want, but it's the order that you'll get with the correct field type for the field.

          To get "current to oldest", you'd need to use a different method for displaying your list of dates, such as a portal inside a popover where you can click a portal row to select the value (make the field in the portal row a button). This would then allow you to sort either the relationship or the portal to get dates in descending order instead of ascending order.

          • 2. Re: Listing date order
            danlee

            I read this over several times and really do not know what I need to do.  I created a portal but don't know how to add the fields inside one another.

            • 3. Re: Listing date order
              philmodjunk

              See this demo file. Amongst a number of other techniques, there are several examples of how you might use a portal as a way to select values:

              "Adventures in FileMaking #2 - Enhanced Value Selection"