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i have a sharepoint list with a few rich text columns but in the view the headlines of these doesnt have the button to sort or filter them like all other non rich text columns have. is there a way to enable such features for rich text?

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The reason why they are disabled is because the rich text fields contains html formatting, and will by default always be wrapped inside two hidden div tags and making the functions useless.

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not just rich text, event plain text column type of 'multiple line of text' column is not sortable. I think they are saved as ntext in DB. – Naim Mar 13 '14 at 10:21
You got a good point there! – Christoffer Mar 13 '14 at 10:23

Multiple Value fields and Multiple lines of text fields in SharePoint list cannot be sorted, its the default behaviour of SharePoint.

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