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nestorph 2011-05-15 06:45 AM

Can't sort by Context in Project view
I have focused on a single project and would like to be able to sort the actions within that project by context. However, Context is not one of the sorting options. Any reason why? Is there a workaround?

whpalmer4 2011-05-15 08:11 AM

Now switch to the context view, and view the actions sorted by context. You'll only see the actions from the focused project.

Or do you mean you want to rearrange the sequence of the actions in the project by context, so that the Next Action selector first gives you the actions with context Anchorage, then Baltimore, then Chicago, etc? There is no direct way to do that of which i am aware. Here's an easy indirect way: bring up the view suggested above. Then open another window on the side, in project mode, and create a new project. Select only the old and new projects in the sidebar. Select all of the sorted actions from the context view window and drag to the new project. Now select all the actions from the new project, drag them back to the old, now-empty project in the project view window, delete the temporary project, and you are done. This last step keeps your review status, project creation date, project start/due date, etc. intact, which wouldn't be true with the more obvious approach of just renaming the new project.

My initial reaction was "why would someone want to do that?" (and I suspect a similar reaction went through the developer's mind when contemplating which sort options to implement) but I suppose it makes sense if you wanted to organize the execution of a SAL or parallel project with contexts in scattered locations. Is that what you're trying to do, or do you have something else in mind?

nestorph 2011-05-15 01:19 PM

That was it!
Switching to Context view after focusing on the project did the trick.

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