How Do I Sort By A Column?

Using the Property Inspector

Using the Property Inspector

Select the data grid and open the property inspector. Navigate to the Columns pane (1), select the column you want to modify (2), and check the Sort by column checkbox (3).

Using Script

Using Script

You can sort by column setting the dgProp["sort by column"] property of the data grid to the name of the column you want to sort by.

set the dgProps["sort by column"] of group "DataGrid" to "Name"

10 Comments

Ben

How do I change the direction of the sort using a script?

Gilar Kadarsah

Is there any way to make collum sort permanent? it mean, we update dataGrid by script (not user click), sort still work automatically. Yes it is there is sort by script above, but after update we have to run that script again and again and it make the speed slower. Thanks

Matthias Rebbe

Adding the following empty handler


on SortDataGridColumn pColumn
 end SortDataGridColumn



to the Datagrid script should do what you want.

Matthias Rebbe

@Ben.Brannen
There are several ways to do it.

You can use the property dgColumnSortDirection

set the dgColumnSortDirection["col1"] of group "Data Grid" to "ascending"

possible values are ascending or descending

or you could use the command SortDataByKey

dispatch "SortDataByKey" to group "DataGrid 1" with pArrayKey, pSortType, pDirection, pCaseSensitive

where

pArrayKey is the columname
pSortType can be numeric,text,international, datetime

pDirection can be ascending, descending

pCaseSensitive can be TRUE, FALSE

Gilar Kadarsah

@Matthias Rebbe
I put this on dataGrid Script did not works for me
on SortDataGridColumn pColumn
end SortDataGridColumn

Matthias Rebbe

Hm,
i just tried it here again. Without that handler i can click on the columns header to sort and sorting works. If i add the two lines to my Datagrid script , then clicking on the columns headers to sort does not work.

Gilar Kadarsah

@Matthias Rebbe
Yes it mean disable Sort.
What I want to do is Sort Permanent. event data grid updated with this script
http://lessons.livecode.com/m/datagrid/l/7315-how-do-i-update-data-in-a-row

Matthias Rebbe

It seems i´ve misunderstood your origin question, please excuse. I am sorry, but i have no answer then for you, but i am sure someone of the Livecode stuff will answer.

Gilar Kadarsah

Hi @Matthias Rebbe ...
i appreaciate your comment

Elanor Buchanan

Hi Gilar

You should be able to resort after adding update the content by using the SoryByColumn command e.g.

dispatch "SortByColumn" to group "DataGrid" with "name"

I hope that helps.

Kind regards

Elanor

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