We all agree that: "Sorting needs to be easy as a Child's Play"
We also agree that: "Sorting in Tableau is Painful"
since the dawn of mass computing, which was 30+ years ago, people got used to this capability of "easy sorting: which was proposed by basic softwares such as Lotus 1-2-3, Excel 2.0 etc.
Now Tableau being an advanced BI tool has such a poor sort which is quiet weird.
Sorted Pills never show accurate sort when data updates, context/non-context filters mess up the sort, sorting based on left-most pill is not good especially when re-positioning the pill on dashboard results in mismatch sort, partition based sorting is confusing and hide/unhide sorted pills is not accurate either, Complex sorting is worst of all, not to mention Simple Sorting is not so reliable when underlying data got refreshed,
Its a fruitless waste of time for tableau developer when sort cannot work at all.
All in all it gave a frustrating experience with sorting.
WHAT WE WANT:
(1) Give Tableau the ability to do "Excel Like" sort. It should be able to sort any column and based on any logic.
(2) Multiple column sort is needed, a sort order should be generated based on the order of the columns you selected.
(3) Sort for secondary blended columns, with or without context filter.
WHAT DID WE GOT SO FAR:
A CRAPPY TOOL WHICH CANNOT CUSTOM SORT AS EXPECTED
This idea is marked as planned, we can cross our fingers and wait further till it gets released.
PLEASE UP VOTE AND ADD ALL YOUR CONCEPTS