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Sort options for Subgroup Expressions

Xyvir 6 years ago updated by Caitlin M Barnes (Product Manager) 5 years ago 4

Currently subgroup expressions are sorted alphanumerically by default and there isn't anyway to change this. Is it possible to have an option to reverse these results so they appear descending instead of ascending? Or maybe even other methods like sort-by-date format? (American notated dates don't always sort nicely when sorted numerically) Just let me know, thanks!

Hi Xyvir, 

We're looking into your request. Can you please give us a use case for sorting by date? We've had several other requests for A-Z/Z-A sorting, but wanted to see what else you might need from a date sorting option. 


Thanks for responding Caitlin.

I'm using the plugin "Update property from variables" for a number of uses. One thing it does is it pulls the folder creation date of the ScreenConnect folder found in "Program Files" to get a rough time of when screen connect was installed and adds it as a customproperty "Install Date" for each session. Then I have a subgroup that sorts sessions based on this customproperty in the format MM/DD/YYYY, and by doing this I can get a quick overview of which computers had screenconnect installed on particular dates. This can be useful for hunting down particular unsorted/uncategorized machines when I already have a rough idea of when they were onboarded, but right now it sorts them kind of catywampus so it's hard to look at.

Is that detailed enough? let me know if you have any further questions, thanks.


Thanks, that's helpful! We'll investigate.