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I have develop a drupal view with table format.

  • Here table rows are Name and Date.
  • I am sorting a Name column with default sorting in views,it's working fine.
  • But when user click on views page automatically views page redirected to default sorting in views.
  • Here problem is when user click on sorting with (asc/desc) that order permanently store in database.

how can we achieve this.

  • Are you using views content or query caching? – thumbson Feb 12 '15 at 6:01
  • i am using views content – RaMeSh Feb 12 '15 at 6:35
  • can you provide a screen shot of your view setup? – No Sssweat Feb 12 '15 at 7:44
  • I think you just have to click the downward arrow next to the add button of the sort field and re-arrange your sorts so that the sort by name is listed as #1. – No Sssweat Feb 12 '15 at 7:51
  • please see this question for screen shot: drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/147071/… – RaMeSh Feb 12 '15 at 10:47
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You could alter your view query with hook_views_query_alter to add your custom sorting.

<?php
/**
 * Implementation of hook_views_query_alter
 * @param type $view
 * @param type $query 
 */
function mymodule_views_query_alter(&$view, &$query) {

  //simple example: change the order of the master display
  //if you want to do it only  on a certain display add something 
  // like  "&&$view->current_display == 'panel_page_1'"
  if ($view->name == 'VIEWNAME') {

    //to find out what the fieldname ist: use devel and add your desired field as 
    //first filter ( =>orderby[0]). install devel and uncomment the next line
    //dpm($view->query->orderby)

    $view->query->orderby[0]['field'] = "CASE FIELD_NAME WHEN 'apple' THEN 1 WHEN 'zebra' THEN 2 WHEN 'banna' THEN 3 ELSE 4 END";
  }
}
?>
  • can you elaborate this one plz .$view->query->orderby[0]['field'] – RaMeSh Feb 11 '15 at 12:52

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