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Sorting and filtering at the same time

AH

Hi,

I use the filtering a lot so that I can see all tasks required over the next "x days".

However in this view I can not see how you can sort the tasks by priority or any other option.

Is this possible?

Alec

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 15, 2014 - 15:42

Hello Alec,

Unfortunately, that's not possible. All tasks in these views are sorted automatically by date, time and priority. You can drag & drop them, though, but not use any sorting functions.

We may consider adding such option in the future and you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/192/


Best regards,
David

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Pawel Szopinski premium
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 06:29

What other criteria is used to sort out filtering results? Is it Due Date > Create Date? They don't appear to be sorted by the task names either.

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 08:03

Hello Pawel,

If you're referring to date-based results, then it's date, then time, then priority and then custom order within each priority group.


Best regards,
David

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Pawel Szopinski premium
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 08:09

Hi David,

I was actually referring to the priority based filters which lists all asks with a particular priority assigned to them. It does indeed first look at the due date when sorting, I can also see that tasks are grouped/sorted at the end by Projects, but I am wondering how the items without due date or with the same due date and within the same project/same priority are sorted as it does not reflect my own order in the project?

Regards,
Pawel

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 08:29

Pawel,

These items are not sorted. Our system only looks at the properties you've mentioned, but there's no sorting after that (for items with the same priority and same date or no date).


Best regards,
David

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Pawel Szopinski premium
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 09:16

Thanks David.

I presume there must be some default sorting order for selecting those remaining records, even if you don't specify anything, presumably from your DB server side? Perhaps a uniq ID of the tasks and therefore it would indicate sorting by the create date given the incremental nature of those IDs? I am only assuming here :) and I would welcome an ability to define more granularly the sorting order when you using filters etc..

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 10:36

Pawel,

Technically, there is of course an order to it and it's indeed most likely the ID of the element :-) We'll look into this and you're welcome to vote for the request to set a sort order in our Votebox: https://todoist.com/Vote/show/7194/


Best regards,
David

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Mike LOH premium
Replied on Jun 02, 2014 - 12:25

I have been looking into my filters, and it looks sorted by Due Date, if that helps. And to have a 'Sort' option is going to be more helpful than default sorting.