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Custom Sort

The Custom Sort dialog helps you to customize the sort manner of the groups at the specific group level in a table/banded object, or the sort manner of the category/series/group values in a chart. It appears when you select Custom Sort from the Sort column in the Group screen of the report wizard, from the Sort column in the Columns screen of the summary table wizard, or from the Based On drop-down list in the Category Options dialog, Group Options dialog, or Series Options dialog.

Custom Sort dialog

The following are details of the dialog:

Resources

Lists the data fields in and available to the data resource the current report use, which can be used as the sort-by fields.

Sort Group By

Displays the fields on which the groups will be sorted.

Sort

Specifies the sort manner.

  • Ascend
    If selected, groups will be sorted by the values of the first record in each group on the specified field in ascending order.
  • Descend
    If selected, groups will be sorted by the values of the first record in each group on the specified field in descending order.

Add button

Adds the selected field in the Resources box as the sort-by field.

Remove button

Removes the selected sort-by field.

Move Up button

Moves the selected sort-by field one step up. The order of the sort-by fields determines the sort priority of the fields.

Move Down button

Moves the selected sort-by field one step down.

OK

Applies the changes and closes the dialog.

Cancel

Cancels the changes and exits the dialog.

Help

Displays the help document about this feature.

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