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  • 1.  Multi Valued Lookup not listing entries in alphabetical order

    Posted 09-17-2014 05:53 AM

    I have a multi valued lookup field that uses a static lookup with almost 80 values in it.  At a certain point, this field is updated by a process which adds all of the lookup options into the field via a system action.

     

    When I navigate to the field within a project, the entries in the field are not ordered alphabetically, nor are they listed in any order relating to the lookup itself (which is set to be ordered alphabetically anyway). I need it to be listed alphabetically.

     

    Does anyone know how to resolve this or why it’s doing it?

     

    I’d also like to make the field bigger so that you can see more of the entries – this is on a project properties page and not in the list view, although that is also annoying because the view expands the width of the field a crazy amount to accommodate all of the entries, even after setting the field width in the list.



  • 2.  Re: Multi Valued Lookup not listing entries in alphabetical order

    Posted 09-17-2014 09:25 AM

    Hi,

     

    What product does your question refer to? I would be happy to move it to the right community to make sure it gets answered quickly.



  • 3.  Re: Multi Valued Lookup not listing entries in alphabetical order

    Posted 09-17-2014 10:18 AM

    Clarity, how do i do this?



  • 4.  Re: Multi Valued Lookup not listing entries in alphabetical order

    Posted 09-17-2014 10:57 AM

    Already taken care of.



  • 5.  Re: Multi Valued Lookup not listing entries in alphabetical order

    Posted 09-18-2014 12:52 AM

    Hi Ben,

     

    I just tried the same. As you said, MVL shows the list in alphabetical order at times and different at other times. I have not seen any place in Clarity where you can configure the sorting of the MVL field values.

     

    Regards,

    Georgy



  • 6.  Re: Multi Valued Lookup not listing entries in alphabetical order

    Posted 09-18-2014 04:13 AM

    The table (ODF_MULTI_VALUED_LOOKUPS) where the data is held has an sequence number (SEQ) on it, but that does not seem to influence the display order

     

    Agree that there isn't anywhere functional that we can influence the order, be interesting if we could determine a technical solution - i.e. work out why the GUI displays them in a specific order or if it is just down to the randomness of a database-sort at some point. Think would need to SQL-trace the screen to understand that though



  • 7.  Re: Multi Valued Lookup not listing entries in alphabetical order

    Posted 09-19-2014 04:53 AM

    Do you know how to run a sql trace? We have DB and App server support teams so i don't get the access that they do, do you think i'd need to engage people ont he DB side?



  • 8.  Re: Multi Valued Lookup not listing entries in alphabetical order
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    Posted 09-19-2014 05:22 AM

    Before v13 it is detailed here; TEC435531 - https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/kbtech?docid=435531

     

    V13 onwards here ; TEC573491 - https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/kbtech?docid=573491



  • 9.  Re: Multi Valued Lookup not listing entries in alphabetical order

    Posted 09-24-2014 05:29 AM

    Thanks, I'll have a go at this. Looks very handy too



  • 10.  Re: Multi Valued Lookup not listing entries in alphabetical order

    Posted 09-22-2014 04:38 PM

    i know for regular lookups, I have included numbers into the lookup and done an order by based on that number.     You could try sneaking it into a union, or trying to set the order by a field that you guys manually create/sort/etc.   Just an idea.