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Order elements in object relations in content/edit

Order elements in object relations in content/edit

Tuesday 12 October 2010 5:21:01 pm - 3 replies

Hi there,

I currently have a class with an "object relations".

But my problem is that : when I'm in content/edit, the list of possible objects is unordered (a single selection dropdown list)

For exemple :

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Koopa
  • Bowser

Instead of :

  • Bowser
  • Koopa
  • Luigi
  • Mario

If the length of the list was small it will doesn't matter... but the list is 300+ elements.

I already tried using sorting method in the folder view (because all the elements are in the same folder) but it has no effects.

And has it is a view inside ez (and not an overrided node), I can't simply alter template.

Is there a way to force elements sorting ? (using code or configuration files)

Thanks in advance,


Tuesday 12 October 2010 6:53:14 pm

Hi Damien,

Hum, your problem is weird, because if you look at the edit template of object relations datatype, the fetch function used to retrieve the possible elements has the sort_by parameter set to name. Perhaps you use an old version of eZ Publish without this behaviour or an override of this template ?


Modified on Tuesday 12 October 2010 6:54:32 pm by Damien Pobel

Tuesday 12 October 2010 6:58:15 pm


A kind of solution / to try :

The object relations normally do follow the sort you set in the back office.

So :

1 - Get in the folder / container content of your 300 nodes

2 - Sort those by the criteria you want it to be sort (for example, by class or name)

3 - Go back in your content with the relation attribute

This has to work.

Friday 15 October 2010 10:20:25 am


I tryed to setup the sort type in administration : I went to my folder and setted it up to "Name" "Ascending".

When I'm in the administration siteaccess and in content/edit, elements are sorted correctly.

When I'm in the public siteaccess and in content/edit, elements are not sorted correctly.

For information I'm running eZ 4.2.0


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