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I have a list that breaks down periods within our accounting calendar. P1, P2, P3,...P12. The problem I am having is when I perform a lookup on this column it's sorting by alphabetical order and it puts it in this order: P1, P10, P11, P12, P2, P3, etc. This column is a string column type so i can't sort numerically. I'm not a developer so coding would be lost on me.

Any ideas on how to fix without programming so it doesn't sort that way? Thanks!!!

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While not exactly like your accounting structure, you could name them P01, P02, etc and it will sort as you'd expect.

  • Thanks PirateEric!!! That works for what I was looking for. – DougS Feb 26 '15 at 20:55
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You can try sp2013filteredlookup.codeplex.com. It can uses views, so you can manage the custom order of the lookup in the view.

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