Thanks, @Justin_Barrett. Oops, I uploaded the incorrect screenshot. Every record was supposed to have dates. There will be no undated records in this table. Every record will have dates. But thanks, I figured that Airtable had no way to do this “automatically”… at least while sticking to a single table.
Thanks, @Steven_Teters. I didn’t mention this above, but I already knew that this could be accomplished with multiple tables, but the problem with multiple tables is that I can’t get all the countries AND all the cities to appear on one unified calendar view, since unfortunately, Airtable’s calendar view can only pull from ONE DISTINCT TABLE at this time.
So there’s no “native/automatic” way to do what I want to do in Airtable, but as @Justin_Barrett mentioned above, I can just get rid of the grouping altogether because every country will be in the proper order anyways once I add dates.
But I think the grouping looks very cool, though — and I love the ability to expand and collapse groups — so for now, I’ll just do the manual workaround of manually reordering the country names in the single-select pop-up list. In other words, force the group ordering into the order that I’d like.
Thanks, you guys!
EDIT: Oh, another reason I love groups is because it saves time on data entry. When you add a new record into that group, Airtable automatically types in the proper value for the field which is being grouped by.