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Select a column then sort by it using an App

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How can I select any random column I want to sort by using an App?

 

Thanks for any help.

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ACE Emeritus

Use a Drop Down Interface Tool: for column values, choose "Fields from Connected Tool," then use that to update your sort condition.

 

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  2018-08-20_22-39-25.jpg I can't choose "Fields from Connected Tool,"  That drop down is disabled.  I'm trying to understand how to update the Sort Tool.  Doesn't seem to be a way to do it but I know it should work.

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ACE Emeritus

A-ha, thanks for showing the picture.  You can run out from your input tool's actual data flow into the top of your Drop-Down tool; then the option you want should be enabled.

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2018-08-21_7-55-27.jpg2018-08-21_7-57-27.jpg2018-08-21_7-58-57.jpg2018-08-21_7-59-22.jpg  Let me unhide the wires.  I suspect picture number 3 is wrong.  I want to be able to select whatever file.  The fields to dynamically populated but I can't get the sort to dynamically do anything.

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ACE Emeritus

Can you run from the green Input Tool ("Choose a File") into the top of the Drop-Down?

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Thanks for all the input on this issue.  Greatly appreciated.

 

The answer is for the Action Tool - it has to be exactly as below or it does not work.  At least, it doesn't work for me.

 

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