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Why sorting by column "<name of object>" is not supported?

The object name of objects in a folder is not stored in the database table as a field, but only assembled at runtime for the display from the rules in Naming scheme. This enables a quick and easy change of the object names, even for existing objects. Sorting is no longer possible afterwards.

If sorting by object name is desired, the recommendation is to blend in individual columns of the corresponding (reference) object instead. Afterwards, sort them according to this, since even sorting according to several columns is possible.


Why does my filter definition look different from what I have saved? Why are the parentheses removed that I use in my filter?

OMNITRACKER automatically removes superfluous parentheses.

The generally valid logic rules for arithmetic operators are observed here, in which a ranking order for operators is defined. See:

Example: A OR (B AND C) is equal to A OR B AND C.


How to set a specific (pre-filtered) view in a selection window?

If you want to force a certain view in a selection window, you have to define a standard view with the following view condition:

view context = 255

Further information can be found in the OMNITRACKER Administrator Guide: Navigation: User Interface > Views > The View Context

Please note the following:

If a restriction filter is defined in the field definition of the respective field, the view in the selection window is determined by this filter.

If the flag "Only use restriction Filter for selecting Objects" is also set, all objects that match this filter are initially listed in the selection window. In this case <user defined> / <user defined> is displayed in the filter drop down. This indicates to the user that he can adjust the filter individually.

See the OMNITRACKER Administrator Guide: Navigation: User Interface > Fields > Field Types > Reference >>> Restrictions.