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Quicksilver
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:37 pm   

"Unsorted" Database variable
 
I'm trying to create a database variable and I'd like the sort order to be the order in which I added the items. I'm not touching the Sort field, which is set to None.

Everything seems fine until I close CMUD and reload, then the variable is sorted in some odd, internal way. Like I said, it seems happy not to touch the sort order until a reload (or actually a copy and paste of the variable will dis-order the items)

No sort should mean NO SORT, as in, don't change the order with which the variable was created.

Am I off base here?
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shalimar
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:12 am   
 
Uncertain, but entirely possible.
I don't know all the quirks of json variables.
But a normal old string list variable will work as you are expecting, either as a separate variable or in an index key.
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Quicksilver
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:05 am   
 
shalimar wrote:
But a normal old string list variable will work as you are expecting, either as a separate variable or in an index key.


Thanks for the reply, yeah, I can work around it, just shouldn't have to, imo. /shrug.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:42 pm   
 
I agree.
Just the nature of how they are most often used doesn't lend that to being a common issue.
Why does it matter in this scenario?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:10 am   
 
Just makes things easier, and the time I spent trying to figure out wth is going on.

I mean, if "no sort" doesn't mean original order, why have it at all, just sort it alpha by default, rather than whatever order it wants to put it (it consistently sorted the variable in the same, weird, way).

But I do realize CMUD probably won't have another version, I guess I was just hoping someone might know a trick to make the original order "sticky".
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:40 am   
 
Without knowing more about what you are trying to do, I can't offer any suggestions.

I get that you are upset about the way you were trying to code it not working, but that might not even be the best way to get the end result you want.
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