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Sorting in Records window

Postby Gowermick » 15 Nov 2018 09:40

I have spotted a curious anomaly when sorting records in the Records Window

When one clicks on any of the Date columns (like Birth ,Marriage or Death), the columns are sorted in Descending order, with latest at the top.

Whereas clicking any other column like Individual Records or Place of Birth and records are sorted in Ascending order, which is similar to a the results list in a query window, when clicking on a dated column, will sort results in Ascending order

Is this a bug, deliberate, or possibly a hidden setting somewhere?
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Re: Sorting in Records window

Postby LornaCraig » 15 Nov 2018 10:26

You can right-click on the heading and choose Sort Ascending or Sort Descending. You have probably selected Descending in the past.

You can also hold down the alt key while clicking on the heading and the order is reversed. Although this doesn't seem to work if you have previously set Descending as the default, oddly.
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Re: Sorting in Records window

Postby johnmorrisoniom » 15 Nov 2018 10:32

If you Right Click on any column heading in the records window and choose "Configure Columns", you can choose/change the default sort order for any column (As well as being able to add extra columns)

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Re: Sorting in Records window

Postby Gowermick » 15 Nov 2018 10:50

John & Lorna,
Thanks for pointing me in right direction, the columns were configured as Descending :oops:

Lorna when the right-click sort order is chosen, it is not stcky, and order reverts to configuration setting on next click, but I’ve learnt something new.

Thanks
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Re: Sorting in Records window

Postby Gowermick » 15 Nov 2018 10:54

LornaCraig wrote:You can also hold down the alt key while clicking on the heading and the order is reversed. Although this doesn't seem to work if you have previously set Descending as the default, oddly.


Well, it worked for me. Set descending order, Alt-clicked and it went to Ascending order :D
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Re: Sorting in Records window

Postby LornaCraig » 15 Nov 2018 11:12

Yes, in haste I had forgotten that the right-click sort order is not the same as making a permanent change in the "Configure Columns", sorry. I was thinking it was a short cut to the same end. ( If you use right-click to reverse the order then the alt key method doesn't change it back, you have to change it again with another right-click option. Odd, but unimportant. )
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Re: Sorting in Records window

Postby tatewise » 15 Nov 2018 11:17

That reverse sort by pressing the Alt key while clicking the column Heading is a feature that applies throughout FH for almost every tabulated list, such as Query Result Set, Tools > Work with Data lists, but not the Facts tab.
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