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Sort Search Results by Other Columns


Banarieo

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The display of search results allows other columns to be added, such as location (why isn't this "notebook"), URL, Size, etc.

But it is only possible to sort on Title or Created Date. Why is it not possible to sort on any of the additional columns?
Should be easy enough to do, and would be helpful. For example: I've decided to move notes that mention "Paleo Diet" into the "Paleo Diet" folder.
I had been placing them in my "To Read" notebook, and other notebooks, but want to consolidate them. There are already 100s of notes in the "Paleo Diet" folder,
so the search results show the notes mixed up by "location". If I could sort on location, all of the notes already in the "Paleo Diet" folder will group together,
and I could locate notes in other locations/notebooks very easily. As it is now, I must hunt through the entire list to find misplaced notes. Very slow.

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3 minutes ago, Banarieo said:

The display of search results allows other columns to be added, such as location (why isn't this "notebook"), URL, Size, etc.

But it is only possible to sort on Title or Created Date. Why is it not possible to sort on any of the additional columns?
Should be easy enough to do, and would be helpful. For example: I've decided to move notes that mention "Paleo Diet" into the "Paleo Diet" folder.
I had been placing them in my "To Read" notebook, and other notebooks, but want to consolidate them. There are already 100s of notes in the "Paleo Diet" folder,
so the search results show the notes mixed up by "location". If I could sort on location, all of the notes already in the "Paleo Diet" folder will group together,
and I could locate notes in other locations/notebooks very easily. As it is now, I must hunt through the entire list to find misplaced notes. Very slow.

The ability to sort by any of the fields available (not just location) was available in Legacy and has been much requested since the inception of V10. Sometimes there is no workaround for the users use case. Sometimes a creative use of the advanced search syntax will give a solution which is as good or sometimes better. In you case how about

paleo diet -notebook:"Paleo Diet"

to find all the notes mentioning paleo diet not in the notebook.

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4 minutes ago, Banarieo said:

But it is only possible to sort on Title or Created Date. Why is it not possible to sort on any of the additional columns?
Should be easy enough to do, and would be helpful.

I agree that other sort options would be very helpful.  Hopefully it is on their todo list at some point.  Others have asked for this as well.  Without access to the code, we don't know how easy or difficult this may be.

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2 hours ago, Banarieo said:

I had been placing them in my "To Read" notebook,

Just one other thought that you might find helpful. If I have a note that requires reading I add a "to-read" tag to the note, but then file it as normal. That way all the notes on that subject are always in the same place and can easily be found.  Clicking the tag gives me my reading list which spans across lots of different subjects. If I just want reading on subject X I can search for both the to_read tag and notebook (or tag) X. Once I've read a note, I simply remove the to_read tag.

Tags are really good at handling meta data like reading, reviewing, action etc.

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