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Database property to clear users view-resorting-settings on database open 
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: Hynek Kobelka8110 15 Oct 2009
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Many views allow the user to resort them by some column. Such a resort-setting is "remembered" even when the user leaves and reopens the database or even restart his notes-client. Even that this functionality is nice for mail-views in many other applications it causes many support-calls by inexperient users.
 
The reason is that sometimes a user accidentely resorts a view without knowing it . Later when they open the view again it is still resorted. And the only indicator is a tiny trinagle in the header of a column. Many users don't manage to find it and they post a support call.
 
To remove such problems it would be nice to have a  database property "Clear user view resorts after opening". Or maybe a LotusScript function to clear the resorts ?



1) Charles Robinson5466 (15 Oct 2009)
I can see this being useful, but it's really tricky. Sometimes users may want to keep their sorting, other times they won't. How do you make this distinction without it being obnoxious?
2) Hynek Kobelka8110 (15 Oct 2009)
Therefore i suggest to have it as a database property. This way i could decide it if makes any sense for a specific database to "keep" resorts or not.

Or an other solution could be somehow to display a more visible warning/information that this view is resorted.
3) Rob Goudvis6585 (16 Oct 2009)
And will the view remember the opened categories too? This is another Idea that is much asked for.

@2 will not work, because the designer can not always know what the user wants.
4) Ferry Kranenburg592 (10 Nov 2009)
This should be a view column property, not a database property.
@3 The designer needs to know what a user wants otherwise he can't create a useable view for them. Some views require default sorting at the moment the view is opened.










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