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Alpha Characters that appear after "z" in a sort


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Does anyone know if there is a reference that shows the order alpha fields sort on characters other than a-z. I frequently give users an option to sort a portal based on an alpha character value list. The problem is that an empty field is placed before "a" in the sort and I want to auto insert a character that will ensure empties are placed at the end of the sort instead.

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The order depends on the language for indexing and sorting, selected in the field's storage options. If the field uses 'English', there are no ASCII-1 characters that will sort after "z" - but you can use a character from another language, such as "Ω" (Greek Omega).

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Thanks comment,

How do I select Ώ on my keyboard. I was able to copy in Ώ from the windows character set using the advanced view and then selecting windows:Greek but windows character set doesn't offer an "alt+xxxx" hotkey for it.

Regardless, it works great. The fields marked with it drop right to the bottom.

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How do I select Ώ on my keyboard.

I don't know - perhaps another member using Windows can answer that. Anyway, how often do you need this that copy/paste is not practical?

Note that you could also use "zzz" or something like that - but I don't like this solution because of its ethnocentricity. It only takes one foreign name to ruin it.

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