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I'm trying to order items in a content query web part from a discussion board by the number of replies to each item (ItemChildCount). Is there an easy way to go about this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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In order to apply Grouping and Sorting for ItemChildCount field

include explicitly this field using AdditionalGroupAndSortFields property

<property name="AdditionalGroupAndSortFields" type="string" >ItemChildCount</property>

and select for List Type: Discussion Board and for Content Type: Discussion (as shown on picture below)

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Thanks for the reply. I can't seem to get it to work. I've followed your advice and still return an error. If I declare fields other than ItemChildCount the sorting works fine. It's something to do w/ the ItemChildCount that breaks the ability to order by that field. Any other help would be greatly appreciated. –  E7AD Apr 24 '13 at 15:13
    
Can anyone else shed some light on this one? –  E7AD Apr 24 '13 at 22:11
    
@E7AD - What is your error? –  banana Jul 1 '13 at 11:55
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