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Old 01-17-2020, 03:54 AM   #1
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Evolution request: Sort on several columns

Hi there,

I'm submitting 2 requests/suggestions for additional functionalities
I will split them in 2 posts, so here is the 1st one:

Sort the main display on several columns

I would like to have the possibility to sort on several columns
For example: sort by author, then by year published and then by title

The first sort would be done as now: just click on the column heading
A 2nd click on the same heading changes the sort sequence (ascending/descending)

The additional functionality would be as follows:
CTRL-click on a 2nd column to add is as 2nd sort criteria in ascending sequence
A 2nd CTRL-click on the same column changes the sort sequence
A 3rd CTRL-click on the same column removes the column from the sort criteria

That same logic should be applied to the other columns available to add/remove/change sort criteria

Possible?? or not??

Cheers

PS: if this is on the wrong forum, please do not hesitate to tell me to relocate the posts
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:30 AM   #2
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I'm submitting 2 requests/suggestions for additional functionalities
I will split them in 2 posts, so here is the 1st one:

Sort the main display on several columns

I would like to have the possibility to sort on several columns
For example: sort by author, then by year published and then by title

The first sort would be done as now: just click on the column heading
A 2nd click on the same heading changes the sort sequence (ascending/descending)

The additional functionality would be as follows:
CTRL-click on a 2nd column to add is as 2nd sort criteria in ascending sequence
A 2nd CTRL-click on the same column changes the sort sequence
A 3rd CTRL-click on the same column removes the column from the sort criteria

That same logic should be applied to the other columns available to add/remove/change sort criteria
You can already do this. Each time you sort a column, the previous sort is done within the new sort. This works for several levels. I think there is a tweak to set the number. And you might want to look at the View Manager plugin. I has some extra ways to handle the sorting.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:13 AM   #3
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Yes, there is a tweak to change the number .
There is also a tweak to set the SORTs to apply at calibre startup

Preferences: tweaks is where you go (it has a search the tweaks tool)
Take a few, and review what all tweaks has to offer
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:16 AM   #5
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You can already do this. Each time you sort a column, the previous sort is done within the new sort. This works for several levels. I think there is a tweak to set the number. And you might want to look at the View Manager plugin. I has some extra ways to handle the sorting.
Guys,
Thanks a lot for the pointer to the View Manager plugin
Although I find it a HUGE overkill for what I want to do, it does the job!

Thanks again
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