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Sorting Portals

Question asked by WinstonChurchill on Nov 17, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 17, 2010 by WinstonChurchill


Sorting Portals


sorting portals

Been away for a while and I find I've gotten more than a little rusty on my return, indeed I feel like I'm back at square one almost.

My goal is to touch the small button (unfinished) to the left of the bin (top RH corner of portal) and have the portal sort into the order in which the records are entered (of course without portal settings set to sort, it does this anyway). But I wish to touch it a second time and have the portal sorted according to 'Name', a third time to have it return to sort by order entered and so on.

Sorting by order entered, I believe I can do by using the auto enter serial number field to sort by, sorting by name seems a bit more difficult since the bit I want to sort by initially is the 's' in the example shown. The 's' could be 's, se, e, ne, n, nw, w or sw' in that order, then I wish to sort by the 'i' in the example above which could be 'empty/no value or i' in that order and finally sort by the '.1/.2' which could be ' empty/no value, .1, .2 etc etc.

This all seems a bit difficult from my current view point, but isn't my initial issue at the moment, but ultimately I'd like to sort according to the following example (I'm not using the values in the image above):

z0/01/s, z0/01/s.1, z0/01/si, z0/01/si.1, z0/01/si.2, z0/01/ei, z0/01/ei.1, z0/01/n, z0/01/ni, z0/01/w, z0/01/w.1, z0/01/w.1+, z0/01/wi, z0/01/wi.1, z0/01/wi.2

Just at the moment though I can't even get the button to sort the portal at all, is it even possible to sort the portal by the button I've added or can I only use the portal set up sort option (I have more than one portal on this layout)