It sounds like you may have a layout to your Project Details table, with a portal to Tasks? If so, 'Sorting Records' will only sort the records in the Project Details table
You'll need to set up a Portal Sort Order in the Portal setup - if this is in fact what you've got - a screen shot of the layout in Layout Mode would help ...
Hi, yes I am using the starter solution for projects
here is a screen grab of the portal I would like to sort
OK, in Layout Mode, select the portal - make sure that its 'handles' are displaying, then select Format | Portal Setup from the top menu bar, then you will have a dialogue box listing what table the records in your portal are coming from, Sort Order, Filter Order etc.
The Sort Order here operates as a normal Sort Records dialogue.
got it, thank you!