You can customize the sorting behavior of dimension fields in each widget. You can order them based on alphabet or value, data source (default), or field.
To customize the sorting behavior of dimension field, drag and drop the
Dimension Field into the control designer.
Settings icon available in the
Series section, and select
Sort from the context menu.
Advanced Sorting Options dialog will open as shown in the following image.
The options available in the
Advanced Sorting Options dialog are:
Ascending: Displays the sorted results in the ascending order.
Descending: Displays the sorted results in the descending order.
Alphabetic: Orders the data either in ascending or descending order based on initial alphabet. You can apply this sorting for more than one string field. Here, the data has been ordered in hierarchical pattern as follows.
Data source: Places resultant data from the data source on query execution, i.e., without performing any additional operations such as ascending or descending as follows.
Field: Orders the data based on the associated values of another measure or dimension field. For example, you can order several countries based on their freight values.
For example, the sort dialog box shown below is configured to sort the “Ship Name” field based on sum of the “Freight” measure in the ascending order. The results will be displayed in such a way that the “Ship Name” with lowest “Freight” value is displayed first and the “Ship Name” with the second lowest “Freight” value is displayed second, and so on.
Advanced sorting is not available for “date” type, “date time” type, raw data, and proportional charts such as pie, doughnut, pyramid, and funnel.