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Define data table sort based on static list?

Hello,

 

I am filtering from an Oracle View to populate a DataTable. One of the columns is "Status" Values in this column should appear in the following order in the data table, with it's corresponding "Date" column value next to it:

 

Planned

Filed

Submitted

Reviewed 

Approved

 

The Sort is sorting alphabetical by default. Can I somehow create a controlled list definition for the sort to adhere to? So I can force it to display in the exact order above? Note that several statuses can be null on a given record, but there is always at least a value for Planned.

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Hi @glowerpower,

 

One way to enforce a manual sorting order is by creating a number index that will serve as the sorting order:

 

Sort(
    AddColumns(
        DATASOURCE,
        "orderInt",
        Switch(
            Status,
            "Planned",
            1,
            "Filed",
            2,
            "Submitted",
            3,
            "Reviewed",
            4,
            "Approved",
            5
        )
    ),
    orderInt
)

 

If this solves your question, would you be so kind as to accept it as a solution & give it a thumbs up.

Thanks!

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Amik
Super User
Super User

@glowerpower - consider creating a separate static reference table which stores the sort order information for each distinct Status as a Collection, and then reference the static ordering table in your source table as a Lookup, and then sort on that Lookup value.

 

For example, suppose I am working with the following sample table:

 

//For example only. This collection is not needed
ClearCollect(
    ExampleTable,
    Table(
        {ID: 1 ,Status: "Planned"},
        {ID: 2, Status: "Approved"},
        {ID: 3, Status: "Complete"},
        {ID: 4, Status: "Complete"},
        {ID: 5, Status: "Planned"},
        {ID: 6, Status: "Planned"},
        {ID: 7, Status: "Cancelled"},
        {ID: 8 ,Status: "Reviewed"},
        {ID: 9, Status: "Filed},
        {ID: 10, Status: "Planned"},
        {ID: 11, Status: "Approved"},
        {ID: 12, Status: "Submitted"},
        {ID: 13, Status: "Planned"},
        {ID: 14, Status: "Reviewed"}
    )
)

 

 

I can create the following Collection to store the order information for each Status:

 

ClearCollect(
    Collect_CustomSort,
    {
        Sort_Order: 1,
        StatusName: "Planned"
    },
    {
        Sort_Order: 2,
        StatusName: "Filed"
    },
    {
        Sort_Order: 3,
        StatusName: "Submitted"
    },
    {
        Sort_Order: 4,
        StatusName: "Reviewed"
    },
    {
        Sort_Order: 5,
        StatusName: "Approved"
    }
)

 

 

I can then apply the following to the Items property of a Gallery:

 

Sort(
    AddColumns(
        ExampleTable,
        "CustomSort",
        LookUp(
            Collect_CustomSort,
            Status = StatusName,
            Sort_Order
        )
    ),
    CustomSort,
    SortOrder.Ascending
)

 

 

 

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Hi @glowerpower,

 

One way to enforce a manual sorting order is by creating a number index that will serve as the sorting order:

 

Sort(
    AddColumns(
        DATASOURCE,
        "orderInt",
        Switch(
            Status,
            "Planned",
            1,
            "Filed",
            2,
            "Submitted",
            3,
            "Reviewed",
            4,
            "Approved",
            5
        )
    ),
    orderInt
)

 

If this solves your question, would you be so kind as to accept it as a solution & give it a thumbs up.

Thanks!

Amik
Super User
Super User

@glowerpower - consider creating a separate static reference table which stores the sort order information for each distinct Status as a Collection, and then reference the static ordering table in your source table as a Lookup, and then sort on that Lookup value.

 

For example, suppose I am working with the following sample table:

 

//For example only. This collection is not needed
ClearCollect(
    ExampleTable,
    Table(
        {ID: 1 ,Status: "Planned"},
        {ID: 2, Status: "Approved"},
        {ID: 3, Status: "Complete"},
        {ID: 4, Status: "Complete"},
        {ID: 5, Status: "Planned"},
        {ID: 6, Status: "Planned"},
        {ID: 7, Status: "Cancelled"},
        {ID: 8 ,Status: "Reviewed"},
        {ID: 9, Status: "Filed},
        {ID: 10, Status: "Planned"},
        {ID: 11, Status: "Approved"},
        {ID: 12, Status: "Submitted"},
        {ID: 13, Status: "Planned"},
        {ID: 14, Status: "Reviewed"}
    )
)

 

 

I can create the following Collection to store the order information for each Status:

 

ClearCollect(
    Collect_CustomSort,
    {
        Sort_Order: 1,
        StatusName: "Planned"
    },
    {
        Sort_Order: 2,
        StatusName: "Filed"
    },
    {
        Sort_Order: 3,
        StatusName: "Submitted"
    },
    {
        Sort_Order: 4,
        StatusName: "Reviewed"
    },
    {
        Sort_Order: 5,
        StatusName: "Approved"
    }
)

 

 

I can then apply the following to the Items property of a Gallery:

 

Sort(
    AddColumns(
        ExampleTable,
        "CustomSort",
        LookUp(
            Collect_CustomSort,
            Status = StatusName,
            Sort_Order
        )
    ),
    CustomSort,
    SortOrder.Ascending
)

 

 

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved. Remember, you can accept more than one post as a solution.

If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Imran-Ami Khan

 

 

 


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved. Remember, you can accept more than one post as a solution.

If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Imran-Ami Khan

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