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Portal sorting question - Please help

Question asked by slaglemark on Jun 8, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 8, 2011 by philmodjunk


Portal sorting question - Please help


hi, thanks for your time.

i am trying to get a portal that displays data from a self-join to change its sort order using buttons (essentially column headers).

my idea was to create a field PortalSortValue, which i would set for all records in the found set using a button.

ie. set field PortalSortValue A or B or C

then make a calc field Calc PortalSortValue such that

if PortalSortValue = "A"; 

and have it place the value i want to sort by (whatever A is).

i assumed that if i made all of that work, i could just set the portal to sort by the calculated field and i would have an easy portal sorting solution.

well, i am here, so it didnt work.  at all.

can anyone tell me why?  the steps that modify the field that the portal is set to sort by all work perfectly, but the portal does not re-sort itself.

suggested solutions?  i'm just past Novice level.  thanks!