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1699906 - Unable to Sort the Columns in Mass Change of Materials


When you try to sort the column for any parameter in Mass Change screen for Materials, no sorting happens

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Product Data work center.
  2. Select Materials view.
  3. Select list of Materials and select Mass Change button.


Sorting in Mass Change screen is disabled because, sorting of columns will include the Default Row (the row, where you enter the new value which needs to mass changed) and it will result in inconsistency.


The system works as designed.

Note: We have already added this as a new requirement for future release.

Special Case:

In the Material view, you have sorted the Material ID column, select some Materials, select Mass Change. In the Mass Change screen, the Material ID is unsorted.

On clicking of Mass Change button, the order of the Material IDs is changing since the column Material ID is not a sorted column. Sorting cannot be enabled for this since after sorting is enabled, the mass change row which is the first row in the Mass Change screen would move to the last row which would be confusing.

This is already a known limitation and the behavior cannot be changed.


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