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Link List Summary View Order

  Asked By: Greggory    Date: Jul 26    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 8157

I like the way that links can be displayed in a "Summary" view. The
problem is that I can figure out how to get the links in the right

They appear to be listed in list ID order which is a small integer
that increments with each new list item. Therein lies the problem.
The only way to get the links in the correct order is to create them
in the correct order.

Man that sucks.

I've tried "Modify Current View" in the tool panel and I see where the
view get a sort option but unless my deisred sort is based on
something listed, I'm screwed.

There ought to be a way where you can add a sort order field to the
link item, add an integer to support your desired sort and then get
the links in the summary view to appear in that order.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Agustin Miranda     Answered On: Jul 26

The order  of the view  is defined in the SCHEMA.XML for the list. If you create  your own list  (follow the example in the SDK to do this in a custom sitedef) you can change the order to use what you want. The default is ID but I’ve customized some lists where I either used the Title (to get alphabetical listings) or using a custom field. You can also combine the order using CAML so you can have primary and secondary. Just look at the <OrderBy> tag in the <FieldRefs> for the list.

Answer #2    Answered By: Arron Middleton     Answered On: Jul 26

If you want to control the order  at run-time rather than design-time you can add  the OrderedList attribute to the list  itself which specify that the option  to allow users to reorder items in the list is available on the Edit View page for the list.

Answer #3    Answered By: Vance Hardin     Answered On: Jul 26

You can do what you said in your last paragraph.... Add a new numeric
column called sort  Order, go back and assign a number to each link,
adjust the Sort in the settings to sort by Sort Order, and pick Summary
view for the list. It works fine. It is a manual process though and a
PITA to maintain if the list  changes a lot.

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