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Activity Not Sorting Inside WBS Node

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Jordan Hansing
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Hello,

 I recently created a schedule and have it sorted by start date. I had to add a new activity with same start date and time as my first 2 activities and when I created the new activity it sorted it 3rd in sequence. I'd prefer to see this new activity 1st in the sequence but no matter what I do to the Activity ID or relationships to Start Milestones the newly created activity will only show 3rd in the sequence.

How can I make it so the new activity shows 1st in sequence order?

 

Thanks,

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Jordan Hansing
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Thank you for the help. I went with a workaround. Just changed the info on the 3 activities to match what I needed. Luckily there wasn’t much detail built in yet and I could just easily change the activity details.
Santosh Bhat
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Yes it Will affect all the Activites that are being displayed in that layout. The only other option is to create an new code or UDF to manually set a sort value and use this to manually sort the activities you want to have in your own order, overriding the layout order.
Jordan Hansing
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I am not using multiple criteria.  Just sorted by Start Date.  The 3 activities I'm working with all have the same start date and I've changed the Activity ID for the 3rd activity to be first by Activity ID.  Do I need to add another sort preference and if so will that effect the entire schedule in the same way?

Jordan Hansing
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I have done that and it's sorted by Start Date.  The 3 activities all have the same start date so would I have to have a secondary sort by Activity ID?  I don't want it to sort any of the other activities just this A, B,C  in the order C, A, B.

Zoltan Palffy
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go to group and sort and on the right selec sort and an the order there 

Santosh Bhat
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ARe you using multiple sort criteria? so your first level of sorting should be Start Date, second level should be Activity ID, and so on..