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FYI: FM13 has changed the default sorting of value lists

Question asked by mr_scott on Jan 27, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2014 by mr_scott

Heads up:


Our users have found that value lists that formerly ignored pre-pended characters for sorting, now respect them. For instance:


In FileMaker 12, values that were pre-pended with an asterisk were displayed in Alpha-numeric order by default — and the pre-pended asterisk was ignored:



Now, in FileMaker 13, these characters are included in the default sort order, so all of the pre-pended values are now together at the top of the list:



If anyone has suggestions on how I can restore the previous behavior (short of reverting back to FileMaker 12!), I'm all "ears".


Thanks in advance,

- - Scott