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Allow sorting into columns on day view in calendar

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast
Status: New Ideas
What is the proposed idea/solution?

When viewing an individual day in the Calendar view, it would be helpful to apply a sort so that the records are aligned in their own "columns" within the Calendar view. For example, if we sort by "Executive," it would be helpful to have all records with "Executive A" aligned to the left of the daily Calendar view, then "Executive B" aligned to the right of that, then "Executive C" aligned to the right of that, and so on. See the attached image for how Airtable currently sorts the calendar--each executive is color-coded but the records are scattered across the calendar rather than aligned neatly into individual columns.

How does is solve the user problems?

It is difficult to track records linked to specific fields in a calendar view, especially if there are multiple events happening on the same day that occur at the same time. Allowing users to sort into columns based on specific fields (in this example, a single select field for "Executive") would streamline the workflow for event managers and provide quick visual reference in a fast-paced real-time environment.

How was this validated?

This was validated for a major global event with a Fortune 100 company.

Who is the target audience?

Marketing teams, sales teams, or anyone responsible for managing large-scale events.

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Much needed. We use the calendar for scheduling, sometimes with multiple time ranges allocated to the same record in a day. As it is now, the second range of time information doesn't stay in line with the first range, making it more difficult to keep track of the record as a whole. Aligning them in the same column would give a much more helpful overview of the day

6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

This is very important! Sorting gets.... close.... But still difficult. I'd also love to shrink outside of office hours. We also use this for scheduling. We are adding two more contractors and this is gonna get clunky without the ability to have these in columns. It's as simple as adding a "sort" column to the calendar.  Screenshot 2024-01-31 at 8.26.45 AM.png