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Data view sorts by creation time, not post time #2329
It does have some side effects in specific cases though (see Steps to reproduce below)
When opening the timeline view, the posts used to be by default sorted by post time , in descending order.
It may be expected that this behaviour to be preserved in the new release.
The data view is now sorting posts by creation time by default.
Steps to reproduce the behaviour/error
In most cases post time equals creation time. However, not always.
The difference between creation date and post date is specially visible in deployments containing imported data. An example of this is https://mappingmediafreedom.ushahidi.io
@rjmackay I don’t remember this being intentional at all. What changed and why?…
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@jshorland somewhere during the Uchaguzi/data view build - probably when moving the sorting options in the filters dropdown - the default sort field has been changed from
I think its probably correct that the
However just for clarity: Post_date has nothing to do with when a message is turned in to a post. Rather it defaults to same as the created time. The only instances where post_date is different is when someone edits it manually.