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Data Assist Sort Table Data

Thread began 3/16/2011 12:53 pm by dlovas275157 | Last modified 3/16/2011 2:34 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1026 views | 2 replies |


Data Assist Sort Table Data

I have a repeating table with 3 column of data. I have followed the tutorial in the solution recipies on how to "Sort By Column Links". I have successfully finished the tutorial but I need help with the following:

I would like to have 4 custom links (instead of just two toggling links) in a dropdown menu:

1. Sort by listDate Descending
2. Sort by listDate Ascending
3. Sort by retailCost Ascending
4. Sort by retailCost Descending

..instead of the toggling links at the top of each column.

Looking at the code generated by the tutorial, i cannot understand what I should make the links in the dropdown be to accomplish the ASC or DESC part. Is there anyway to handle the ASC/DESC in the link and not just rely on the toggle function?

Attached is my code, here is a live link:

Thanks for any help.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you wont be able to do this using a select list, but you could do it using links.

add another quersytring variable to your links for direction:

<a href="sort.php?sort=retailCost&dir=Descending">Sort by retail cost Descending</a>
<a href="sort.php?sort=retailCost&dir=Ascending">Sort by retail cost Ascending</a>

on the bindings panel click the plus button and select URL Variable, name the URL variable "dir"

in he sort server behavior, select the column that is using the sort URL variable, and click the lightning bolt next to Sort order, select the dir query sting variable.

make sure to un-check the toggle sort on subsequent visits option.

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