I have a view that display a list of nodes of a content type that has a date field. I'm trying to add a sort criteria based on this data field, I can select it but hust after that I get returned to the main views screen, without the data sort.

I know that data fields are sortable so where can I have more informations about "why" this field is not added to sort criteria?

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It will avialable in Format -> Settings -> Check 'Stortable' Check box

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  • My view is not a table format but an unformatted list of rendered items
    – SmurfXXX
    Aug 25, 2016 at 13:36
  • Then where user will click the sort if it is not table?
    – NTT
    Aug 25, 2016 at 13:37
  • I never told that users can sort items, I want a default sort not exposed.
    – SmurfXXX
    Aug 25, 2016 at 13:39
  • What about Sort Criteria? Cant you find that?
    – NTT
    Aug 25, 2016 at 13:40
  • OMG I know where sort criteria is but when I add the date field... read first post!
    – SmurfXXX
    Aug 25, 2016 at 13:45

I solved my problem: drupal views module can't handle fields with a machine name longer or equal to 24 chars, so I used this module https://www.drupal.org/project/field_rename to change the custom date field name and now everything is ok!

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