Thank you for your post.
FileMaker Go performs like FileMaker Pro, so if you have buttons/script triggers/etc. to manually sort records in FileMaker Pro, those same scripts should work in FileMaker Go. There are a few script steps that are not supported in FileMaker Go. For FileMaker Go 1.2.4, see Knowledge Base Article #7734 at:
For FileMaker Go 12, see Knowledge Base Article #10742 at:
To sort records in FileMaker, you can tap a column heading (if in table view) or select Sort from the records menu (in any view). You can also set up a button that uses the sort records option or that performs a script that includes the same sort records step.
If you are trying to use drag and drop to sort the records into an arbitrary order, then no, that's not a feature of Filemaker. You can, however, edit a number field used in your specified sort order to set an arbitrary order by entering different numbers into that number field.
Thanks for the both the responses. I'll build what I need into the database, though I would hope that the future for GO is much more touch enabled.
You can create a field "Priority Sort" and enter a number and have the list auto-sort based on that number. Not quite the same but the end result will be.
Make the sort order from highest to lowest.
You might speed this up using a popup list so the user can add numbers or a popup menu with a locked in set of values.
You could also use text and create a value list in the order you want the text to sort and set the field to sort according to the value list order. For instance:
Assigning the sort order to this value list will result in the records being sorted in this order.
You could add a second field for numerical sorting within the first sort.
This works quickly with large numbers of records where as drag and drop would be very slow and tedious with a thousand records. Although dragging and dropping in the layout and script editors is very convenient but a bit of a problem at times.