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Item3525: FormQueryPlugin sort by field documentation is incorrect

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I could not get the sort by form field to work for %TABLEFORMAT%. I noticed it was sorting by topic name when I was doing sort="name". Eventually I got it working by doing sort="MyForm.MyField". But then I noticed that numeric sorting and probably reverse sorting are broken anyway. So I came up with a workaround in TableFormat.pm but it probably breaks other kind of sorting. I have a feeling that this should really be fixed in DBCacheContrib/Map.pm get sub.

Anyhow I change a few lines in the _compare function:

        if ( $field->{reverse} ) {
            # reverse sort this field
            $va = $b->get($b->get('form') . '.' . $field->{name} );
            $vb = $a->get($a->get('form') . '.' . $field->{name} );
        } else {
            $va = $a->get($a->get('form') . '.' . $field->{name} );
            $vb = $b->get($b->get('form') . '.' .  $field->{name} );

All I did is adding the concatenation with the form name.

-- TWiki:Main/StephaneLenclud - 29 Jan 2007

Turns out that the whole thing is not broken at all. Only the documentation needs updating. Numeric sorting and I assume reverse sorting work fine when doing something like sort=#MyForm.MyTopic.

-- TWiki:Main.StephaneLenclud - 29 Jan 2007

Item3537 also require FormQueryPlugin documentation update.

-- TWiki:Main.StephaneLenclud - 30 Jan 2007

Summary FormQueryPlugin sort by field documentation is incorrect
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.StephaneLenclud
Codebase 4.1.0
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.0, Mon, 22 Jan 2007, build 12595
AppliesTo Extension
Component FormQueryPlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState New

Checkins TWikirev:13527
TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r4 - 2007-01-30 - StephaneLenclud
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