Oct 31, 2022 01:02 PM
I have read multiple posts on the subject, but none seem to quite answer my newbie questions.
I have 2 tables: Animal and Priority. Animal table contains a list of animals and a link to a list of priorities in Priority table. The animals are grouped by Priority, which automatically sorts by Priority Name in alphabetical order. However, what I want is to sort by Priority Order. I’ve tried sorting by Lookup Fields, but that does not change the ordering.
Basically, I want to see a list of animals ordered from Must Have, Nice to Have, Undecided, and Definitely Not.
My workaround is to use a formula in the first column in Priority table to combine Order and Name like this:
Animal Workaround Table
Sadly this makes the tables very hard to read. And I have many more tables that require this type of grouping and ordering. Is there a way to accomplish what I want without using the formula showing “1 - Must Have”, etc.?
Thanks in advance!
Oct 31, 2022 03:22 PM
Oct 31, 2022 03:30 PM
I can, but it won’t read nicely. It will just show number 1 instead of Must Have.
Oct 31, 2022 03:49 PM
Can your priority table have a single-select field to represent the priority? Set the order of the choices in the field configuration. Then have a lookup of the single-select, and sort by the single-select.
Oct 31, 2022 04:36 PM
I updated the priority per your suggestion. The first column (the unique column) can’t be updated to single-select, so I updated the Priority Name to single-select instead.
I ordered the options the way I wanted here:
Unfortunately, it still sorts Animal table in alphabetical order, not by the order of the single-select field.