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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 20, 2023

List Points in Numerical Order When Generating Horizontal Point Report

Currently when generating a Horizontal point report, ORD does not list the points in numerical order. Say we have the points P1 through to P100, they should not be listed as P1, P10, P11, P12......P19, P2, P21 etc. seems it sorts by alphabetical order and sequences the number after (ie. groups all the 1's together etc. etc.) Please see screen shot for clarification.

Civil Product Used OpenSite Designer, OpenRoads Designer, OpenRail Designer
  • Guest
    Oct 21, 2023

    I see this in more than just ORD. Windows does this at times as well. But I would like to see it too!

    Sorting sometimes is not looking at the entire word or string, but sorting the first character of each entry, then the second, etc. That is why we get P1, P10, P11, P12, --- P2, P20, etc.

    Without getting Microsoft to change as well, should be easier to have ORD 'pad' the numbers with 0's for sorting, just need to be able to choose your desired number of digits in the software (or in Civil settings, like a decimal accuracy). Then you would get a list of P001, P002, P003, --- P010, P011, --- P100, P101, etc.