A sort is a sequential arrangement of data, for example, an ascending sort by description lists the items whose description starts with the letter A first, then B, C, D etc.
The Tracker offers quick and saved sorts.
Quick sorts sort by one column at a time. You can only sort the columns currently displayed in the grid (but can't search calculated fields, which are derived from the values in other fields and are labelled '(calc)' in their grid column headings).
Saved sorts can sort ...
Calculated fields, which are calculated from the values in other fields, can't be sorted.
Saved sorts come in 3 types. 'System' sorts come with the Tracker and can be used by anyone. 'Organization' sorts are added by organization managers and can be used by everyone in their organization. You're the only person who can add, edit or use your own, personal 'User' sorts. Clickthe Tools icon in the grid menu then Sorts and all 3 types will be listed.
Saved sorts don't need to be complicated. The Descriptions table name sort, for example, could have been run as a quick sort.
Why use a sort when a quick sort would do? Because sorts can be set up as a default.
RUN A QUICK SORT
RUN A SAVED SORT
EDIT OR ADD A SAVED SORT
DUPLICATE A SAVED SORT
SELECT A DEFAULT SORT
Click views.the Tools icon in the grid menu, Sorts then Default sort .... Default sorts can also be specified in
This approach gives you the ability to use one default when a page is first opened and another when it's opened in a different view or as a sub view.
Default sorts aren't used when a page that's previously been opened during the current session is re-opened. The re-opened page displays the most-recently-used saved (not quick) sort in both the main and sub grids.
Click the Utilities icon in the main menu then Sorts).the Tools icon in the grid menu, Sorts then Edit sorts ... to open the Sorts screen (organization managers can also click