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Sort and Order Options for Linked Field Records

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Karlstens
11 - Venus
11 - Venus
Status: New Ideas
What is the proposed idea/solution?

I would like to see the added options within a Grid View (and also in Interfaces) of the ability to manipulate the order of Linked Records within a Link field.

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Options including;

  1. Sort Records by an associated View within the Linked Table.
  2. Sort Records by one or many lookup fields within the Linked Table (such as a date, number, string etc).
  3. Sort Records as per their originally linked stack order, but also add a reverse stack option to show the recently added records either first or last.
  4. A toggle option that turns off all sort and leaves the current behaviour as is, allowing the user to manually sort records into any random order they desire. If the user toggles a sort on, and then off again, their desired manual sort order returns (and is not lost).

 

How does is solve the user problems?

A user can employ a Scripting Extension script or an Automation script action to execute upon their Link Field being updated, where their script applies the desired sort order to the records within the field - but such a workaround is rigid and out of reach of most common users.

I believe that having Link Field sort options as part of the Airtable UI would be a widely accepted and used feature.

Who is the target audience?

Anyone using a Link Field who finds the need to apply order to those linked records within that Link Field.

14 Comments
Brett_D
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Agreed +1

mivegas
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Yes!! Would so so benefit from this.

eddiesanjuan
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Agreed! This would be an awesome feature!

Matthis
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

+1