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pico_pilot
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

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This list sorts correctly:

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why is 'b' coming after 'c' in this list (same table and list view)

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The remaining items in the list sort correctly.

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ScottWorld
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

It's because you have an extra space before the first record in the list, but for some odd reason, Airtable chooses to never display extra spaces onscreen. This makes it very confusing/frustrating for users.

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pico_pilot
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

reversing the sort order (Z->A) has the same issue

ScottWorld
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

It's because you have an extra space before the first record in the list, but for some odd reason, Airtable chooses to never display extra spaces onscreen. This makes it very confusing/frustrating for users.

aha, bingo 🎯

I typically look for leading spaces but as you said, "Airtable chooses to never display extra spaces"

Thanks! 🙏