Date not sorting in right order

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cthomas
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Date not sorting in right order

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I'm doing a custom report that will show me me the members that have join dates entered and it is sorting all of January together, February together, etc. I need it to sort by year, month, then day. Can anyone tell me what needs to be done?

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Re: Date not sorting in right order

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Is it grouping all of January together, regardless of the year?

That sounds odd.

What is it that you currently have set up in the report, regarding the sort or grouping?

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Re: Date not sorting in right order

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Yes it's grouping all my January together, etc. regardless of the year. I need it to sort by year, month, day.
My sort is Join Date.
My filter is Join Date is not missing a date.
When the join date is entered on the member profile it is enter mm/dd/yyyy.

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Re: Date not sorting in right order

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Is your 'Joined Date' field in the profile notes, instead of the date fields?

I just verified on this end that sorting by a date field will indeed sort properly in YYYY,MM,DD order.

If you have one of the customizable notes fields labeled Join Date, then it will be sorted like a text field 01/01/2009, 01/02/1960, 01/03/2002, etc.

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Re: Date not sorting in right order

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My join date is under maintain personal profiles, Dates & Codes Tab, in the 4th Date Field above User Codes. There is even a drop down arrow that lets me select a date from a calendar.

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Re: Date not sorting in right order

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That is so odd.

Do you have any groups set on the output fields? That is the only other thing that I can think of that would cause the sort order to change.

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Re: Date not sorting in right order

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I don't believe so. I didn't select any. I've opened each field in the 'select fields to show in query' and selected 'remove this fields designation'.

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We will follow up through e-mail on this.

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