Solved is it possible to sort a report by its conditional formatting? (1 Viewer)

ChrisC

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Hello everyone!

As the title says... is it possible to sort a report by its conditional formatting? I have formatted the field to be either RED, Orange or Green and I would like to be able to sort the report with Red on top, then Orange and finally green.

Ability to then sort by other fields would also be useful.

many thanks
Chris
 

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Assuming you know what the conditional formatting rules are then you should be able to apply the same rules to the sort order in the report.
Note that in a report the sorting has to be done IN the report, not the underlying query or record source.

If you have to maybe add a field to the query that gives you the result the CF is based on, then sort on that.
 

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create a query from your table.
add an Expression to your query (same condition as with your fc), eg:

select switch([the condition for red], 1, [the condition for orange], 2, True, 3) As SortOrder, Field1, Field2 from yourTable
Order By 1;

on the Report also, sort by SortOrder (the calculated column).
 

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Thanks as always for the replies guys. In the end I went with your suggestion Minty of simply adding a field to my query and sorted by that. Perfect!

thanks again!
 

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Glad you got it sorted!
Good Luck with the rest of your project.
 

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