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Value order for Text fields: Filter order/sorting
  •     luukvanm May 10, 2017 6:08AM
    Hi,

    What is the basic sorting for an filter? A customer of us wants to have the filter ordered alphabetically, I have found the option in the attachment to fix the ordering. But I was wondering, if a new value will be added to the filter, will this also be alphabetically sorted or will the new value be added at the last position in the filter?

    Thanks,
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  • 3 Comments
  •     paola May 10, 2017 6:50AM
    Alphabetical is the default sort order for text and category fields in Omniscope. If a new value is added it will go to the bottom of the list, and you will have to reinforce the rule by clicking on the 'Sort alphabetically' button.
    If this happens on a regular basis, you could use the Field organiser option and pick a sort list to ensure the new values fall into place - see the second image.
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  •     luukvanm May 23, 2017 5:00AM
    Hi Paola, I understand the two options you describe.
    As the datasource is from a client, we cannot predict the new data values, therefore the second option is not going to work. We would like to be able to select in the dashboard in the filter panel that category fields are ordered alphabetically. Alex thinks that the best option now is that, before we send the data into the dashboard file, to work with sorting blocks to have the data ordered the right way.

    Do you agree that this could solve our problem? Thanks for helping us out.
  •     paola May 24, 2017 5:52AM
    Yes - add an .iok file that will take over the new data, add an Aggregate block to create a unique list of values (keep just that one field), run through the Sort block, then publish the csv that will always be up-to-date.
    Use the Server to automate the task.

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