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cfgrid format="html" numbers sorted as text?

Posted on 2011-02-14
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I am using CF9 and cfgrid, with cfgrid format="html".  

The cfgrid sorts simple numbers in text order, not number order:

0
1
10
101
11
12
2
21

How do I fix this?
The grids sorts correctly if format="flash", but I want to use format="html".

Here is my code:
<!--- cfgrid.cfc --->
<cffunction name="getLogins" returnType="query" access="remote" hint="Retrieves logins">
<cfset var data="">
<cfquery name="data" datasource="dsn">
SELECT PreferredName, TotalLogins FROM cfgriddata
</cfquery>
<cfreturn data>
</cffunction>

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and
<!--- test.cfm --->
<cfinvoke component="cfgrid" method="getLogins" returnvariable="logins">
</cfinvoke>
<cfform action="" method="post" id="form1">
 <cfgrid name="data" width="260" query="logins" colheaderbold="Yes" font="Tahoma" fontsize="14" rowHeaders="No" height="600" format="html"> 
	<cfgridcolumn name="PreferredName" header="Name" width="200"> 
	<cfgridcolumn name="TotalLogins" type="numeric" header="Logins" width="60" dataalign="right"> 
</cfgrid>
</cfform>

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The mysql table is:
-- ----------------------------
--  Table structure for `cfgriddata`
-- ----------------------------
DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `cfgriddata`;
CREATE TABLE `cfgriddata` (
  `id` smallint(6) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
  `PreferredName` varchar(24) NOT NULL DEFAULT '',
  `TotalLogins` smallint(6) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
  PRIMARY KEY (`id`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM AUTO_INCREMENT=851 DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8 PACK_KEYS=1;

-- ----------------------------
--  Records of `cfgriddata`
-- ----------------------------
BEGIN;
INSERT INTO `cfgriddata` VALUES ('19', 'Carol', '11'), ('33', 'Mary', '1'), ('98', 'Lucille', '0'), ('413', 'Max', '21'), ('679', 'Kate', '10'), ('708', 'Julie', '101'), ('728', 'William', '3'), ('748', 'Dawn', '12'), ('785', 'Judy', '2');
COMMIT;

SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS = 1;

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Question by:ShanghaiD
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by:Bhavesh Shah
ID: 34894599
Hi,

did you try to put order by within query.


<cfquery name="data" datasource="dsn">
SELECT PreferredName, TotalLogins FROM cfgriddata order by totallogins
</cfquery>

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by:ShanghaiD
ID: 34894629
Yes, it sorts correctly then (when the grid first loads the query result).  However, the sort order reverts to text order when the cfgrid sorts each column (PreferredName by person name -- correclty -- and TotalLogins by number -- incorrectly -- reverts to text sort order).
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ShanghaiD earned 0 total points
ID: 34897247
I've found a fix by changing from "query" to "bind" and now cfgrid sorts correctly with format="html" (which I want instead of format="flash" so I can use Raymond Camden's neat formatting tricks).

Exctracted revisions to my code are below (in case anyone is interested):
<cffunction name="logins"
access="remote"
returntype="struct">
....
....
<cfreturn QueryConvertForGrid(data,
ARGUMENTS.page,
ARGUMENTS.pageSize)>
</cffunction>


<cfgrid
....
....
bind="cfc:cfgrid.getLogins({cfgridpage},
{cfgridpagesize},
{cfgridsortcolumn},
{cfgridsortdirection})">

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by:ShanghaiD
ID: 34936396
Alternative solution found.
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