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Sorting tasks within a filter

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I'm a new user and I'm trying to create a filter but want the tasks to be sorted in that filter a specific way. Is there any way to do this?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 25, 2014 - 16:25

Hi,

No, sadly at this time there is no way to do that. It's automatically sorted by due date though.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Matthias De Cnuydt premium
Replied on Apr 08, 2014 - 01:04

Hi, I have the same need. If there are no due-dates however, in what way are they filtered then? Randomly?

Regards,

Matthias

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 08, 2014 - 06:39

Hello Matthias,

Each task has a property called item_order and day_order - they're sorted by these properties and they can be modified by dragging and dropping tasks around.


Best regards,
David

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Matthias De Cnuydt premium
Replied on Apr 17, 2014 - 01:00

Hi David,

I often assign priorities to tasks and then view them under the 'filters' tab (so, I have a filter 'priority 1', a filter 'priority 2' and a filter 'priority 3'). I would like to know how these items are sorted in these filters when there are no due dates assigned. Even when the tasks are all within the same project under the 'projects' tab they are not ordered in the same way under the 'filters' tab. It seems to be random.

Also, I know that it is possible to rearange tasks within a project under the 'projects' tab but it does nog seem to be possible to drag them around within a filter under the 'filters' tab.

Not a huge problem, but would be nice to find a way to sort them as I like :)

Kind regards,

Matthias

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 17, 2014 - 08:01

Matthias,

In such cases it should be item_order and then item_id that affects the sorting. In general, views like this weren't designed to set orders of tasks. You have complete freedom in reordering any task within any project and this order will never change. However, if you search for something, the results will always be primarily priority and/or date-focused.


Best regards,
David

Jourdan Rystrom premium
Replied on Apr 17, 2014 - 10:36

Hmm this is funny...because the way I work is in the GTD-realm.

At work (9-5pm) I have my desktop open directly to the filter of:
(overdue, today) @work

And then when I get home, I switch the filter to:
(overdue, 7 days) !@work

It seems so much easier to sort them this way, for me anyway - since I have SO many projects and I don't want to be scrolling all day - just paying attention to the important tasks at hand.

PLEASE update soon so that we can drag/drop and be able to plan out our day!

Thanks ;-)