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How to change the default sort order for Item History

  • 1.  How to change the default sort order for Item History

    Posted Aug 20, 2021 10:42 AM
    Edited by Ankit Jana Aug 20, 2021 10:43 AM
    Hi Everyone,

    Newbie here. I was wondering if it's possible to change the default sorting order in the Item History window (Inventory->History).
    When I enter an item, it displays the results in the following order by default:

    Is it possible to reverse the default order?

    Thanks,
    Ankit


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  • 2.  RE: How to change the default sort order for Item History

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Aug 23, 2021 05:37 PM
    Hi Ankit,
    There is no way you can change the layout of the grid in the bottom of this window if that's what you meant by 'sorting' the output..


    But you could create your own smartlist or Excel report based on the content that's coming from the underlying tables or use the built-in view which is going to return the same result: [InventorySalesSummaryPeriod_History]
    I'm fairly confident there is already an existing Excel or SSRS reports that would be part of the out-of-the-box GP reports.



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  • 3.  RE: How to change the default sort order for Item History

    Posted Aug 24, 2021 08:10 AM
    Edited by Ankit Jana Aug 24, 2021 08:33 AM
    Thank you so much for your responses @Beat Bucher @David Musgrave
    @David Musgrave, we already have GP Power Tools, can you please let me know how to add those triggers or where can I find the instructions to make the change.​

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  • 4.  RE: How to change the default sort order for Item History

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Aug 24, 2021 05:38 AM
    @Ankit Jana

    There is no option via the standard application.

    However I could make this customization in a few minutes using GP Power Tools - Developer Tools module.

    it would just need a few triggers to make it happen.

    Regards

    David

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  • 5.  RE: How to change the default sort order for Item History

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Aug 24, 2021 10:18 AM
    Hi @Ankit Jana

    You don't have a valid company name listed so I cannot check your registration for you.

    Please check the Registration window and confirm that the Developer Tools module is registered.

    This module is required to be able to run any custom scripts and triggers.

    Regards

    David​

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    Perth, Western Australia

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  • 6.  RE: How to change the default sort order for Item History

    Posted Aug 24, 2021 10:34 AM
    Edited by Ankit Jana Aug 24, 2021 10:34 AM
    Hi @David Musgrave

    It's registered under ​Conglom Inc. I went through your blog
    and I was able to set up a trigger to change the default selection to 'Hist. & Proj. Annual' from 'All'.
    But I was not able to find the field responsible for sorting the results by date in descending order in the Item History Window to set up the trigger.

    Thanks

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  • 7.  RE: How to change the default sort order for Item History

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Aug 24, 2021 10:46 AM
    @Ankit Jana

    The coding required is more complex as it requires concepts such as auto disabling triggers to capture and store table references, creating of temporary Dexterity indexes (in Descending order) and forcing the window to redisplay using the new index id.

    This is something that most people would say is not possible, but that is just an extra challenge to be met.

    I will have a look at what is needed.

    Regards

    David​

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    Perth, Western Australia

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  • 8.  RE: How to change the default sort order for Item History

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Aug 25, 2021 08:31 AM
    David, I would be interested in seeing what you come up with as well since we have a few windows that we would like to be able to sort differently.

    Thanks for being such a responsive member on these pages.

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  • 9.  RE: How to change the default sort order for Item History

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Aug 26, 2021 06:47 AM

    Hi All

    You will be pleased to know that the concept works.

    I have been able to reverse the order of the data display on the Item History window.

    I need to do a little more work to make sure all the options work and then I will post the example on the blog.

    To make sure you see the article, subscribe to http://WinthropDC.com/Blog.

    Regards

    David



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  • 10.  RE: How to change the default sort order for Item History

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Aug 26, 2021 08:24 AM

    Great, Thanks Dave.  I will be sure to keep an eye out for that blog.

     

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  • 11.  RE: How to change the default sort order for Item History

    Posted Aug 26, 2021 08:49 AM
    Edited by Ankit Jana Aug 26, 2021 08:48 AM
    @David Musgrave
    Great news!!
    I will be looking forward to that article :)
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  • 12.  RE: How to change the default sort order for Item History

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Aug 30, 2021 02:30 AM

    Article published today

    https://winthropdc.wordpress.com/2021/08/30/gppt-reversing-the-sort-order-of-the-item-history-window/

    Regards

    David



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