3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2017 9:54 AM by mark schukas

    sort icon workings

    mark schukas

      as I try to toggle between Ascending and Descending on my Date field (left most), there seems to be a third option...?

      (this I causing my users "consternation"...)

       

      how does the icon work?

       

      thank you.

        • 1. Re: sort icon workings
          Sarah Ebreo

          Hi Mark,

           

          When using the sort icon you will cycle though ascending, descending, and default sort. The third option will show the default sort order which is likely the data source order. With dates the ascending and data source order may be the same.

           

          This cycle of ascending, descending, and default data source order is easier to see when sorting on the non date field in the view. If using Tableau Desktop after clicking the sort icon, you can see how the sort is applied by right-clicking the date field on rows or columns and selecting Sort.

           

          Hope this helps.

           

          Sarah

          • 2. Re: sort icon workings
            mark schukas

            thank you.

             

            ?is there a way to just toggle between Ascending and Descending?

             

            ?to keep the Date soring (format I would like is: 1/1/2017)

            • 3. Re: sort icon workings
              mark schukas

              and to keep the Date soring (format I would like is: 1/1/2017)

               

              should I make a String or Format "Exact Date" or ?

               

              thank you.

               

              thank you.