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  • William Even 23 posts 153 karma points
    Mar 02, 2020 @ 21:23
    William Even
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    I am trying to re-order a document type that contains quite a few compositions and there seems to be no rhyme nor reason to the process. No matter what I have tried whether it be reordering the compositions, or reordering the compositions and properties inside the compositions, it seems impossible to reorder them the way I want. This really seems like a bug and it appears it has been around since, at least, Version 7. Is there going to be any resolution to this or am I missing something?

    Thanks, Bill Even CTG

  • Lee Kelleher 4015 posts 15787 karma points MVP 13x admin c-trib
    Mar 02, 2020 @ 21:51
    Lee Kelleher
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    Hi Bill,

    How are you reordering the properties in the compositions? Using the drag-n-drop? or manually entering the sort order numbers?

    When I'm using compositions, I manually enter the sort order numbers and go with increments of 10 to group certain fields. That way I can manually tweak the ordering of any non-composition'd properties.

    Cheers,
    - Lee

  • William Even 23 posts 153 karma points
    Mar 03, 2020 @ 15:26
    William Even
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    Hi Lee,

    Thanks for the reply. Maybe I just don't understand the reorder process. How do the numbers on the compositions relate to the numbers of the properties in the compositions?

    I thought if I number the compositions in order and then number the properties inside the compositions the way I want them, that everything would line up.

    Bill

  • William Even 23 posts 153 karma points
    Mar 03, 2020 @ 15:46
    William Even
    1

    Hi Lee,

    I played around with what you said, and it worked. I spread out the compositions themselves (10, 20, 30) and numbered the individual properties in each composition in order (11, 12, 13; 21,22,23; etc.).

    Lesson learned. A virtual high five to you. You rock!!

    Bill

  • Lee Kelleher 4015 posts 15787 karma points MVP 13x admin c-trib
    Mar 03, 2020 @ 16:12
    Lee Kelleher
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    Hi Bill,

    Happy to hear that you've got it working! There's definitely an "ah-ha!" moment with how it works.

    If you're interested in some of our insights about DocTypes, Compositions and properties... Marc Goodson and I did a talk at CG18 about "Applying Atomic Design to Umbraco" ... warning, it's a little quirky and contains sock puppets ... but at some point we make reference to the Property sort order number being like the atomic numbers of the Periodic Table.

    Cheers,
    - Lee

  • Nurhak Kaya 49 posts 143 karma points MVP 2x
    Apr 03, 2023 @ 17:23
    Nurhak Kaya
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    Lee's answer is still valid for v10.4.2 projects.

  • William Even 23 posts 153 karma points
    Mar 03, 2020 @ 16:14
    William Even
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    Hi Lee,

    I have already bookmarked your talk and will definitely watch. You had me at sock puppets...

    Peace, Bill

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