Sort by categories not in nested sort?

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B J

Just a question. I have a set series of sorts I'd like to do to keep my

tasks in line. However, I when I go to "Customize current view", and look

through the "Sort" field, "Categories" is not listed in the available sort

criteria. Any ideas?

Much appreciated!

BJ
 

Diane Poremsky

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you can't sort by categories because you can have multiple categories in the

category field. You can group by Category.

"B J" <BJ> wrote in message

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> Just a question. I have a set series of sorts I'd like to do to keep my
> tasks in line. However, I when I go to "Customize current view", and
> look
> through the "Sort" field, "Categories" is not listed in the available sort
> criteria. Any ideas?

> Much appreciated!

> BJ
 
B

B J

That does make sense... Not as versatile as being able to sort by

category, but it'll do.

My previous application (custom made for a previous workplace) allowed

sorting by category, and just assumed that the first category was the one you

wanted it sorted by. ("Admin","Reporting" would be sorted under "A", and

"Reporting","Admin" would be sorted under "R".)

I have experience with VBA, although not in Outlook. If I play around with

it, any suggestions on where to start looking to implement a sort like this?

Thanks again!

BJ

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


> you can't sort by categories because you can have multiple categories in the
> category field. You can group by Category.

> >

> >

>

>

> > "B J" <BJ> wrote in message
> news:E32B0ABF-64A4-4F22-A85F-3696E20717A6@microsoft.com...
> > Just a question. I have a set series of sorts I'd like to do to keep my
> > tasks in line. However, I when I go to "Customize current view", and
> > look
> > through the "Sort" field, "Categories" is not listed in the available sort
> > criteria. Any ideas?
> > Much appreciated!
> > BJ


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>
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Start at outlookcode.com and the program_vba group on this server.

"B J" <BJ> wrote in message

news:E6F80A25-8BF2-4EC0-ACB8-9F1A29C9600D@microsoft.com...

> That does make sense... Not as versatile as being able to sort by
> category, but it'll do.

> My previous application (custom made for a previous workplace) allowed
> sorting by category, and just assumed that the first category was the one
> you
> wanted it sorted by. ("Admin","Reporting" would be sorted under "A", and
> "Reporting","Admin" would be sorted under "R".)

> I have experience with VBA, although not in Outlook. If I play around
> with
> it, any suggestions on where to start looking to implement a sort like
> this?

> Thanks again!

> BJ

> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
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> > you can't sort by categories because you can have multiple categories in
> > the
> > category field. You can group by Category.
>

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>> "B J" <BJ> wrote in message
> > news:E32B0ABF-64A4-4F22-A85F-3696E20717A6@microsoft.com...
> > > Just a question. I have a set series of sorts I'd like to do to keep
> > > my
> > > tasks in line. However, I when I go to "Customize current view", and
> > > look
> > > through the "Sort" field, "Categories" is not listed in the available
> > > sort
> > > criteria. Any ideas?
> >> > Much appreciated!
> >> > BJ

>

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> >
 
B

B J

Thanks, Diane - I'm getting going. I've also grabbed a book on Outlook

programming, and will monkey around with it for a bit.

Appreciated!

BJ

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


> Start at outlookcode.com and the program_vba group on this server.

> >

> >

>

>

> > "B J" <BJ> wrote in message
> news:E6F80A25-8BF2-4EC0-ACB8-9F1A29C9600D@microsoft.com...
> > That does make sense... Not as versatile as being able to sort by
> > category, but it'll do.
> > My previous application (custom made for a previous workplace) allowed
> > sorting by category, and just assumed that the first category was the one
> > you
> > wanted it sorted by. ("Admin","Reporting" would be sorted under "A", and
> > "Reporting","Admin" would be sorted under "R".)
> > I have experience with VBA, although not in Outlook. If I play around
> > with
> > it, any suggestions on where to start looking to implement a sort like
> > this?
> > Thanks again!
> > BJ
> > "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> you can't sort by categories because you can have multiple categories in
> >> the
> >> category field. You can group by Category.
> >
> >> > >>

> >
> >> > >
> >>

> > >
> >>

> > >
> >>

> >>

> >
> >> "B J" <BJ> wrote in message
> >> news:E32B0ABF-64A4-4F22-A85F-3696E20717A6@microsoft.com...
> >> > Just a question. I have a set series of sorts I'd like to do to keep
> >> > my
> >> > tasks in line. However, I when I go to "Customize current view", and
> >> > look
> >> > through the "Sort" field, "Categories" is not listed in the available
> >> > sort
> >> > criteria. Any ideas?
> >> >> > Much appreciated!
> >> >> > BJ
> >
> >> .
> >>
 
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