I have meeting workspace with several meetings. I add a meeting that was in past and its date is before all other meetings. But on default.aspx page, in the left menu, meetings are sorted by IDs, not by date.

Is there any way how to change this?

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This is possible using SharePoint Designer 2010 (I have not tried this using Designer 2007, or on a 2007 SharePoint site).

  • Open the meeting workspace in SharePoint Designer
  • Click 'Edit site home page'
  • Click within the left hand navigation (where the dates are that you want to sort)
  • Click on 'List view options' (a little hover button that will appear when you click the area)
  • Click 'Sort and Group'
  • Add 'EventDate' to the sorting


Hope this helps!

  • OMG! It works! You are my hero! Thank you very much!!!
    – jumbo
    Apr 20, 2012 at 19:33
  • You are very welcome :). Although there is a problem with this solution, the above is only possible if there are already meetings assigned to the workspace. If you are trying to sort the meetings for a template, that you will use to create a meeting workspace later, this does not work. I am stuck trying to find a solution to this. May 8, 2012 at 13:12
  • check my answer, it could solve your problem :)
    – jumbo
    Jun 6, 2012 at 10:48
  • Hi, I tried the "query" route you suggested, via SharePoint Manager, but it ends up breaking the styling of the dates. Where they would display one date below the other, they now display as a listview, with other columns. I will try adding the orderby in code and will feedback if I get it right. Aug 29, 2012 at 9:45

I found a way how to do this in powershell. You can run this code on the machine where the sharepoint is installed:

$w = get-spweb http://localhost/meetingsWeb
$l = $w.Lists["Meeting Series"]
$v = $l.Views[2] # view for the 'MeetingNavgator' should be third
$q = $v.Query
$v.Query = $q + '<OrderBy><FieldRef Name="EventDate" Ascending="TRUE" /></OrderBy>'

Note, that the code is prone to error. For example, you shouldn't run it twice, because the OrderBy clause is added in each run, so the query would be wrong then.

Something like this can be easily converted to C# and used in some web event receiver (WebProvisioned).

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