The ascending and descending order sorts arent working properly with other sorts

Describe the bug
So basically i have a task manager in in which i have status relation with checkbox type to check done tasks. I use this relation instead of the inbuilt action template becoz it gives me the flexibility to dump my checked tasks to the bottom of my sets automatically with the sorts so that done tasks are no more in my eyesight. Now i have a due date relation too, so that the tasks which have been dued today automatically appears to my TODAY view becoz of the filter i have applied. Now, i want my chehcked tasks to appear at the bottom of my sets and the due dates with the most recent time to appear at the top( I use the time with date too so that i get to know which tasks do i have to complete first). Becoz i want to merge two sorts in one view, this bug wont let me. What happens is if i place status with sort ASCENDING and then 2nd sort of due date with lower priority of ASCENDING, it should technically give priority to the status first and thus should accumulate all the checked tasks at the bottom and then the priority to due date with all recent tasks to be done to be accumulated at the top. But im not able to achieve this, only the status or the due date sort works one at a time. Whats the problem you can see? If i apply status’ sort as first priority, then the due date scatters with no proper order in the set even if i have the due date with ASCENDING sort on, and vice versa if i apply due date as the first priority. I HOPE IM MAKING SENSE lol

To Reproduce
Just follow and apply filters and sorts asmentioned above and you will see the bug

Expected behavior
I want both the sorts to work with the priority as mentioned in the sorts column

System Information:

  • OS: Windows 11
  • Anytype Version: 0.27.0

Hi @Ishaan, I believe there are some issues with sorting, mainly with Status Relation Type and Tag Relation Type. No other topics include issues with the Checkbox Relation Type, so this is a good one to be added! Thanks for posting :slight_smile:


Ig this issue might be related to “AND” and “OR” function in sorts

I understand your description more or less, but can you demonstrate it in a short video please? It’s the best means to illustrate this problem.

Alright I would do it today!

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Hey @Ishaan Did you have a chance to record a video of this?

Hi @Ishaan any chance found some time to make a recording? :slight_smile: it will help us but mainly the devs to understand the exact issue.

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This issue has been added to our issue tracker and was received by the Development Team.

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Any progress on this? I’ve recently encountered something similar.

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The filters and ordering settings in Sets do sometimes seem to get removed… The filtering and ordering itself works fine for me, though (v0.31.1).

It’s “ready to dev” as of a few weeks ago. I’ll do my best to keep it updated, but please feel free to follow up or share additional captured encounters so I can update the issue.

Has there been any updates regarding the sorting? It’d be really useful to have it work as expected!

I’m not sure if it’s the same issue the author is having, but here’s my screen recording to try and show what issue I’m noticing

  • My priorities are listed in order of High → Moderate → Low, but changing the sorting order doesn’t seem to move some items as expected

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Checkboxes also seem to mess everything up if you use multiple sorts. :smiling_face_with_tear:

I am now on .34.3 and this still seems to be an issue, see the attached screenshots where the item “NW” doesn’t change place when the sort order changes from Ascending to Descending. Whilst this is shown with the second sort on “Status” it is the same if the second sort is changed to “Name”. It appears as if this task has a “Done” value between ticked and unticked since it goes away if you remove the “Done” sort.

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When I link a task to a collection (for ex. from a graph view), it always appears on top of a collection and all sorting is ignored. Maybe app should apply sorting each time I open a collection? Or maybe linking to a collection should trigger sorting?

Also, as collection may be sorted manually, maybe a new sort criteria called “Manual sort order” may be added?

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Hmm. I don’t find that to be true. I created a new task “Dummy Task” then linked it to a collection I already had and it followed all the sorting rules for that collection.

I’m also facing the issue of sorting not working properly (0.34.3)

Even though both tasks are due today, they are sandwiched between a further date.

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Some additional data points:
This is a collection of tasks sorted by:

  1. Done (Built-in task checkbox)
  2. Now (Checkbox relation)
  3. Urgency (Status relation)
  4. Last modified date (Date relation)

Seems like ordering of checkbox and status type relations is totally unreliable, some items that should be on top are at the bottom

Statuses usually work and are sorted alphabetically, while checkboxe sort is in my experience indeed totally messed up :sweat_smile: