Report Wizard: Sorts
Sorting is the process of ordering data rows by a certain sequence. For each available data category, you can choose which data field should be used to sort the rows. Fields can be sorted in ascending or descending direction. The way in which rows are sorted depends on the type of value in the field:
A report can have multiple sorts. This can be useful when the highest precedence sort to affect a data field where the values for multiple rows may be the same.
For example, imagine a large company with many employees. There could be multiple people with the last name Buchanan. With only a sort on
LastName, you do not know how all the people with the last name Buchanan will be ordered amongst themselves. If this matters, then you can add a second sort on, say, the
FirstName field, so that people with the same last names will be ordered by their first names.
On the Sorts page, add data fields to sort. The precedence of the sorts starts with the highest row and moves down the list. Drag the rows up or down to change the precedence.