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How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order...?

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How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order...?

This may seem like a silly question...but when I click "Contact" in the "View All Contacts" view, it doesn't arrange them in alphabetical order contrary to what you might expect.

 

Am I doing something wrong? How can I just view the entire list of contacts in alphabetical order?


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Re: How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order...?

In the list view , alphabetizing on the contact field does so by last name. To do so by first name add the first name field to the list view and click on that field.

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Re: How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order...?

In the list view , alphabetizing on the contact field does so by last name. To do so by first name add the first name field to the list view and click on that field.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order...?

Thanks! This fixed it!

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Re: How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order...?

When I go to View List it does not list any last names except the record manager.  How do I get it to show all clients names and in proper alphabetical order?

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Re: How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order...?

You can click on the column header to sort on a column.  Company or Contact, etc...  Contact will sort by last name.  If you want to see the last name as separate you can customize columns and add it.

 

Alan Lee

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below is sorted by last name and displaying the column. The Triangle shows ascending or descending sort order for the column

 

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Re: How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order...?


Roy_Laudenslage wrote:

In the list view , alphabetizing on the contact field does so by last name. To do so by first name add the first name field to the list view and click on that field.



 How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order in the detail view mode so they stay in order every time i log in?

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Re: How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order...?

How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order in the detail view mode so they stay in order every time i log in?
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Re: How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order...?

There isn't any way. The contacts are in the database in random order. What you're referring to is a sort and the default sort when opening the database is by the company field. Once open you can apply any sort you want but there's no way to change the default sort.

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Re: How can you list Contacts in alphabetical order...?

Thanks