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Sort Month Name in Dropdown

I have a dropdown that filters from a CDS datasource on Date. I have converted from showing 11/2019 to be Nov 2019.  How can I sort the dropdown to based on Month instead of alphabetically.  See attachment. 

 

My filter formula: Sort(Distinct(Filter('Time Entries',msdyn_bookableresource.'Primary Email'=CurrentUser.Email),Text(msdyn_date,"[$-en-US]mmm") & " " & Text(msdyn_date,"[$-en-US]yyyy")),Result)

 

 

 
 
 
 
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Super User III
Super User III

Re: Sort Month Name in Dropdown

@yichingjc 

Have you tried my suggestion or are you just assuming it won't work?  I tested the idea on a small Collection of test data and it appears to work just fine.

 

 

Distinct(
    Sort(
        Filter('Time Entries',msdyn_bookableresource.'Primary Email'=CurrentUser.Email),
        msdyn_date
    ),
    Text(msdyn_date,"[$-en-US]mmm") & " " & Text(msdyn_date,"[$-en-US]yyyy"))
)

 

 

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Super User III
Super User III

Re: Sort Month Name in Dropdown

@yichingjc 

Your functions are currently nested like this:

  • Sort
  • Distinct
  • Filter

 

Have you tried nesting them in this order instead?  My thought is the date should be sorted before it is converted to text by the 2nd argument of DISTINCT 

  • Distinct
  • Sort
  • Filter

 

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Helper II

Re: Sort Month Name in Dropdown

@mdevaney  I need to sort the dropdown by Month name = Nov 2019, Dec 2019, Jan 2020, Feb 2020, Mar 2020 etc.  Using sort and sortbyColumn you can only do ascending or descending. 

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Super User III
Super User III

Re: Sort Month Name in Dropdown

@yichingjc 

Have you tried my suggestion or are you just assuming it won't work?  I tested the idea on a small Collection of test data and it appears to work just fine.

 

 

Distinct(
    Sort(
        Filter('Time Entries',msdyn_bookableresource.'Primary Email'=CurrentUser.Email),
        msdyn_date
    ),
    Text(msdyn_date,"[$-en-US]mmm") & " " & Text(msdyn_date,"[$-en-US]yyyy"))
)

 

 

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Helper II
Helper II

Re: Sort Month Name in Dropdown

@mdevaney I did try it. but I think my sorting was incorrect that's why it didn't work.  But yours did. Thank you! 

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Super User III
Super User III

Re: Sort Month Name in Dropdown

@yichingjc 

Good to see its working now!

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Helper II

Re: Sort Month Name in Dropdown

@mdevaney I have another question on relating to Dropdown default.  I've used your code I'm able to sort by month (thanks) see screenshots.  Is it possible to set the Default to be the current month?

 

 
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Super User III

Re: Sort Month Name in Dropdown

@yichingjc 

You could likely change the Default property of the ComboBox to this code.

 

Text(Today(),"mmm yyyy")

 

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