Sorting datagrid column with a tricj?

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Sun Nov 4 22:44:31 EST 2018

Thanks Trevor. I perused the lessons and the documentation but could not find anything that might aid me in this. I will have a look at that lesson! 

Bob S

> On Nov 2, 2018, at 15:49 , Trevor DeVore via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 5:16 PM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at> wrote:
>> What I would like to see added to the datagrid is a handler that
>> intercepted the population of a field so what goes into the field can be
>> custom formatted. This comes up a lot. Dates and numbers from an SQL query
>> are unformatted, and having to go through the datagrid when populating and
>> formatting each record's data before displaying it, and then reformatting
>> it before pushing it back up to the database seems like more work than
>> necessary.
> The Data Grid already supports this. Just customize the default column
> behavior. Take a look at this article which truncates text that is too wide:
> -- 
> Trevor DeVore
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