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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 Web Query
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 21, 2016

Allow reports to be sorted differently than the columns are displayed (ie. display = C1,C2,C3 sort order C3,C1,C2)

In DB2 Web Query the records are by default sorted by the order that the columns are displayed in the report without being able to change the sorting other that changing the order of the columns. There is the capability to "hide" columns to change sorting but this can be very confusing, error prone and seems to be "kludgey".

This request is to allow the sort order to be defined independent of the order that the columns appear on the report. This would make it more like other SQL products and their use of the Order By clause.

This feature would allow report developers to create reports that are more meaningful to the consumers of the reports, both other employees and customers by presenting data in a logical order.

Use Case:

The developer may need to create a report that has multiple users that will have different interests and needs. Rather than having to redesign the report the Order By clause could be specified to change the sorting of the data.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jun 15, 2021

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed. There is a work-around to use hidden fields to sort the columns in a different order than they are displayed.

  • Guest
    Jun 23, 2019

    hi, any news on this rfe?
    did you plan a solution?

  • Guest
    Jul 24, 2017

    This would help immensely in my reporting, i.e. sorting month names on a fiscal year in the x axis of a chart, or department names no-alphabetically.

  • Guest
    Mar 6, 2017

    Attached pdf from another RFE that is a good example showing sort difference.

  • Guest
    Feb 18, 2017

    Thank you for submitting your request to IBM. We understand the requirement, will evaluate it, and provide an update after the evaluation.


WebQuery Sort order problem

in special cases the sort order will not work as it should and the creates a subtotal the attached pdf-file to understand and recreate the problem, or read the pmr. Use Case: in special cases the sort order will not work as it should...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 5 Not under consideration