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Add sort as numeric to view column properties 
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: Fred Husoy740 05 Dec 2010
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In view columns you have option to check sort options to Case-sensitive sorting and Accent-sensitive sorting. I would like an additional option to sort as numeric.
 
This to avoid problems in sorting of numbers stored as text. Today, when stored as text 2000 comes before 201, and 200.13 comes before 200.2.
 
There are ways to avoid this by adding hidden columns, but this generates other problems regarding type ahead searching in the view. It would therefore be really nice to have this as an option for the view column. Alternatively Numeric could be added as type of content for the view column.



1) Johannes Madsen344 (06 Dec 2010)
Why not simply replace Column_Formula with @TextToNumber(Column_Formula)?
That's what I do
2) Peter Presnell26659 (10 Dec 2010)
I think you are adding an unnecessary layer of complexity to the design element to solve what is really bad application design. Don't store numbers as text if they really should be treated as numbers. Go to the place where the data is being created (e.g. Form) and add the logic to ensure a numeric value is being stored. This can even be in a second (computed) field if the original format needs to be preserved.










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