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2556850 - How to Set Default Sorting for Columns in OWL


You want to set default sorting for all users in your system.


SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer


  1. Go to the work centre XYZ ( XYZ represents the work centre).
  2. Go to the work centre view ABC (ABC represents the work centre view).
  3. Click Adapt.
  4. Click Edit Master Layout.
  5. Hover over a Column you wish to sort.
  6. Click the sorting icon.
  7. Maintain the Columns you wish to sort.

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This can't be done on alphanumeric fields (like of type string or text) that have an unlimited length. This is a HANA limitation. Most standard fields aren't affected by this as they have limited length.

However almost all PDI extension fields are effected by this limitation. If you try and sort by a PDI text field, you will receive an error. Partners developers should be putting a sort option of "noSort" on these columns in the UI designer so that end users cant click to sort.


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SAP Cloud for Customer core applications 1711 ; SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer add-ins 1711