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    Good morning. I have used TablePress for several years on one of our clients websites, for inventory purposes. They now want the “newest” row to be at the top, below the header, and the “oldest” row to be at the very end of the table. I found your article on Row Order and tried several of the Configuration Suggestions and nothing changed in the row order. Is it possible that it only works with the “paid” version or should it work with the free version as well, which I am using and does the a great job for the client?

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  • Plugin Author TobiasBg

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    Hi!

    Thanks for your post and sorry for the trouble!

    Indeed, the Row Order feature module from https://tablepress.org/modules/row-order/ is only part of the TablePress premium plans. You would have to upgrade, see https://tablepress.org/pricing/, to use that.

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Thread Starter rbryant123

    (@rbryant123)

    Good morning, Tobias and thank you for your quick reply.  It is as I suspected, I need to upgrade the client’s Table Press Plugin to a pro/premium version.  Not a problem and I plan to do so, but the client had an interesting question.  I use Table Press to create pages for each of their clients, for the purpose of inventory management, and I typically set up each Table Press with 150 rows and 12 columns.  When inventory arrives, they enter the details in the row, then below that row, they enter the next item when it is received.  For example, if they happen to have 50 items that arrived, the table would show the first 50 rows filled and 100 blanks rows below the 50 that have already been used.  If 5 more items arrive, they would enter the details and then there would be 95 unused rows.  Now for the question, currently in the example of 150 rows and 50 used, it would leave 100 rows below the first 50 that are empty and ready to be used.  If I reverse the order as I want the newest entry to always be at the top, am I going to have 100 empty rows, then after scrolling down I will see the newest of the 50 already entered?  Or does the customer need to add a few rows at a time and me not set up a table initially with 150 rows?  I hope this isn’t to confusing.

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    I think I understand what you mean (though I’m not entirely sure). So, essentially your last sentence “Or does the customer need to add a few rows at a time and me not set up a table initially with 150 rows?” is true.

    A TablePress table should always only encompass the rows that should be shown on the page, no extra empty rows “for future use”. If a table should grow in the future, just add the necessary rows then (via the buttons below the table input fields, the right-click context menu, or the keyboard shortcut that is shown there).

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Thread Starter rbryant123

    (@rbryant123)

    Once again thank you for your quick response. You answered my question perfectly and I did notice that if I want to simply sort the rows by ascending or desending dates, it is an option on the standard Free Plugin, they are currently using. DOes the “paid” version also correct the header row shifting to the right when you scroll down the table?

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    yes, sorting is possible in the free version as well 🙂

    As for the row shifting: Can you clarify what you mean here? Can you please post a link to the page with the table where this problem happens, so that I can take a direct look? Thanks!

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Thread Starter rbryant123

    (@rbryant123)

    Thanks, I will get you a screen shot, once I work out the descending issue. I used the date Column, which is what the client wants to sequence by, meaning most recent entry at the top of the table and oldest at the bottom. What I am noticing and I am not why, but some of the other data in the row changes with rows above or velow, resulting in all the information in the row, going across not being 100% as it was. I know this probably sounds crazy,but it is happening. Could it be because not all of their office staff that adds to the table uses the exact date format. Some for example for a date might use or March 9, 2024: 03/09/24, others 03/9/24, others 03/09/2024, etc. DO you think that could make a difference in other columns?

    Thanks

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    I’m not really sure that I understand, but if you are sorting dates here, it’s important to use the same date format across all cells in that column. They can’t change within the same column, as the sorting algorithm can’t pick that up.

    Regards,
    Tobias

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