Datagrid column sorting

Paul Dupuis paul at
Mon Mar 20 17:35:55 EDT 2023


I discovered how to add a 'on SortDataGridColumn pColumn' handler to the 
datgrid group script to address the issue.

On 3/20/2023 3:38 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote:
> With a datagrid, there is a property - the dgProp["sort by column"] of 
> group "Data Grid" - which returns (or can be set to) the column name 
> that is the current sort column
> This corresponds to a property in the Property Inspector, columns tab, 
> for the datagrid - a checkbox - labeled "Sort by Column" (or the 
> property above "sort by column"). Checking the check box presumably 
> sets the datagrid property to the column name
> My question for the hivemind is: Is there a way in a Datagrid to may a 
> specific column NOT sortable?
> It appears when I initially populate the datagrid, I can 'set the 
> dgProp["sort by column"] of group "Datagrid" to empty' to ensure NO 
> default sorting of the data takes place initially. However, then the 
> user can click on the column header and a sort on the column clicked 
> in performed whether I want or not.
> How can I make, via properties or code, a specific column be 
> non-sortable and yet still allow other columns to be sorted on?
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