Sorting in Lanes
- I would love to be able to control the sorting in lanes views by values in fields.
- I would love to be able to access the value that controls the manual custom sort order in lanes either via calculations or scripts so that it could
a) be used as a trigger or input for a calculation or conditional format (e.g. if the sort order is changed, send an alert or change a value or change a color etc)
b) be applied to a table view
Thank you for reaching out! In a Lanes View, you would be able to control the order in which records in lanes appear based on a specific field value, by applying a custom Sort to the View before it gets converted into a Lanes View. To apply a custom Sort to a regular View that you plan on converting into a Lanes View, you would need to navigate to this View and from the top right corner, click on the "Sort" button. This would allow you to sort the records based on a specific field or fields, and once the View is converted into a Lanes View, this sort would be applied within each lane as well.
Regarding being able to apply a custom Sort to a View through a Script, at this time, the order of records in Views can only be determined by applying a Sort at the top right corner of the View and saving, however, it might be possible to save a list of custom Sort settings, similar to the way you are able to save Filters. As it sounds like this functionality would be helpful for your Organization's processes, I went ahead and logged a feature request to be able to save custom Sort settings similar to Filter settings, and to be able to specify a Notification rule based on a View Sort change, with our Product team for them to review and consider implementing in a future Project. I went ahead and added your Organization's name and your email address to that request as well, if and when this functionality is released to the system, you will be notified via email!
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