Default numerically sort Top Containers in "Manage Top Container" Resource results


If I search for a resource under Manage Top Containers, it compiles all of the Top Containers for the Resource... but I have no idea how it is organized. To increase usability, I would it to default load sorting the Top Containers by numerically by indicator. I believe most users would want this as well and would reduce one extra step and resulting confusion about this.


Sarit Hand
December 18, 2019, 4:41 PM

There are ways to sort alphanumerically and not have it line up as you described I believe the rationale is, the code would look at the string and break it out into chunks and evaluate from there. So if you have an indicator $$$##$$###, it will look at the first part and recognize it as a string and sort, then it will look at the next part because now it is a number and sort accordingly and so on. There is also a way to tell the system to order numbers even without leading zeros…I am not a coder so I do not know how to code that but I have seen it work. I know that doesn’t give you anything to work with but I wanted to put it out there.

Lori Dedeyan
February 21, 2020, 6:19 PM

Hi and , the Usability subteam reviewed this and we agree that it would be a useful feature. From the comment history on this ticket, it looks as though this work has already been set into motion. How would you recommend proceeding- would routing to Development Prioritization be necessary at this point? Thanks!



Lora Woodford
February 27, 2020, 1:47 PM

My take, , is since it seems Harvard is working on some improvements in this area and are aware of/active on this ticket, it could likely skip Dev Pri at this time (though might disagree!). That said, if this doesn’t get resolved in a way desired by the Usability subteam, it may end up closed/incomplete and needing to cycle back through the prioritization process for additional work. At least that seems logical to me?

Robin Wendler
February 28, 2020, 3:42 PM

Yes, we have this fixed in our test system and we’ll be ready to pass it-- along with a number of other changes, to Lyrasis for review in roughly a month. We have a little video demo, but haven’t figured out where to put it to share it.

Lori Dedeyan
December 7, 2020, 3:49 PM

Hi , would you be able to give a quick update on how this work is going? Thanks!




Lydia Tang

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