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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0010853||mantisbt||filters||public||2009-08-20 05:33||2017-08-09 17:12|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0010853: In View Issues list, several columns are sorted by Id instead of display value|
While sort by "issue id" does make sense because the issue id is published and a sort of universal key, the sort by "category_id" is senseless because the category_id is not published.
I propose it should be changed to sort by "category" and I suspect this is what the developers intend to do.
The same problem also applies to the following columns
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|has duplicate||0013149||closed||atrol||Incorrect sorting of categories|
|has duplicate||0013170||closed||rombert||Categories in the filter are sorted incorrectly|
|has duplicate||0014259||closed||dregad||Viewing Issues : Sort by "Assigned To Descending"|
|has duplicate||0014266||closed||dregad||Column "Assigned To" does not sort by name|
|has duplicate||0015409||closed||atrol||Reporter field in view issues page does not sort alphabetically|
|has duplicate||0017219||closed||dregad||Sort by category in View Issues page is broken|
|has duplicate||0022589||closed||dregad||View Issue page Category column sorting order is unknown|
Please change category to "filters".
As mentioned by atrol on the mailing list  this problem affects not only categories, but several other fields including project as well as user-based fields (reporter, handler).
I have a work-in-progress branch  where I attempt to fix that. However, there are some issues related to how MantisBT displays the user name depending on user preferences ($g_show_realname) and the contents of the mantis_user_table.
I just pushed an improved version of the branch, which includes code for better sorting of username fields (reporter_id and handler_id).
I performed successful unit tests on MySQL and PostgreSQL (but no performance stress test as I don't have a large DB to use for that purpose). Your feedback and testing would be appreciated. You can download the code on Github (branch has been rebased on top of latest release 1.2.11).
@dregard, are you planning a pull request for this for 1.3?
Guess I should, eh ? Thanks for the heads up, kinda forgot about this issue actually...
@dregad, I hope you are aware of what I wrote at
"This means, that you would have to sort AFTER ALL possible processing.
This will introduce memory issues.
[Edit] Maybe nonsense what I wrote.
Hi, I found that in mantis 2.2.0, Category column seems to be sorted by category id.
Hi, any update?
For me this is a very annoying behavior!
I don't think this can be achieved by a plugin.
The code (for Mantis 1.2) is still in pretty much the same shape as it was 5 years ago; I don't have time to work on this for the time being unfortunately. Feel free to have a look https://github.com/dregad/mantisbt/tree/fix-10853-sort-category
|2009-08-20 05:33||wkarl||New Issue|
|2009-08-20 05:57||wkarl||Note Added: 0022776|
|2011-07-16 14:46||atrol||Relationship added||has duplicate 0013149|
|2011-07-16 14:47||atrol||Category||feature => filters|
|2011-07-18 11:46||dregad||Assigned To||=> dregad|
|2011-07-18 11:46||dregad||Status||new => assigned|
|2011-07-22 09:51||rombert||Relationship added||has duplicate 0013170|
|2012-05-15 08:34||dregad||Relationship added||has duplicate 0014259|
|2012-05-15 08:40||dregad||Note Added: 0031843|
|2012-05-18 03:14||dregad||Relationship added||has duplicate 0014266|
|2012-05-18 06:04||dregad||Severity||feature => minor|
|2012-05-18 06:04||dregad||Summary||filter: sort by category_id doesn't make much sense => In View Issues list, several columns are sorted by Id instead of display value|
|2012-05-18 06:04||dregad||Additional Information Updated||View Revisions|
|2012-06-18 09:42||dregad||Note Added: 0032116|
|2013-01-22 12:33||atrol||Relationship added||has duplicate 0015409|
|2014-04-30 11:10||dregad||Relationship added||has duplicate 0017219|
|2014-09-19 02:12||vboctor||Note Added: 0041250|
|2014-09-19 07:00||dregad||Note Added: 0041253|
|2014-09-19 07:30||atrol||Note Added: 0041254|
|2014-09-19 07:32||atrol||Note Edited: 0041254||View Revisions|
|2017-03-27 04:54||dregad||Relationship added||has duplicate 0022589|
|2017-03-27 05:06||icoams||Note Added: 0056218|
|2017-05-07 21:48||icoams||Note Added: 0056800|
|2017-08-03 07:32||hloehnert||Note Added: 0057382|
|2017-08-03 10:48||dregad||Note Added: 0057384|
|2017-08-09 17:12||atrol||Note Added: 0057417|