Sorting Dashboard Visualizations

IMPORTANT: This document is specific to Sigma dashboards. To learn about this topic for Sigma’s new Workbooks feature, please visit Intro to Building Visualizations.

Column sorting is available for dashboard table chart visualizations. Sort orders can be applied when the dashboard is in both Edit and Publish modes. This feature is available for anyone viewing a dashboard or dashboard visualization.

Summary of Content

Sort Permanence
Sorting Table Charts
      Sort a Single Column
      Multi-Sort
      Clear Sorting
Sorting Pivot Tables 
      Sorting Columns and Rows
      Sorting Pivot Tables with Groups
Related Resources

Sort Permanence

Dashboard visualization sorting is session dependent. This means that iff you refresh your browser window or publish a dashboard in Edit mode, your visualization's sort order will be reset. Similarly, other viewers of the dashboard will not see your dashboard level sort selections. 

If you are a dashboard author with edit permissions on the visualization's underlying worksheet, you may choose to apply a sort order directly on the worksheet visualization. This sort order will be automatically inherited by all dashboards displaying the visualization.

Sorting Table Charts

Sort a Single Column

  1. Open the dropdown menu on the column you would like to sort.
  2. Select Ascending or Descending
    This will override any existing column sorting in the table.
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Sort Multiple Columns

  1. Open the dropdown menu on the column you would like to sort.
  2. Select Sorting... to open the multi-sort model.
    Please note: The column that you opened the modal from will automatically be added to the list of sorted columns.
  3. To add additional columns to the sort order, click the + Add New text button in the modal footer. 
    To remove a single column from the sort order, click the x icon button to the right of the column.
    Note: Sort hierarchy is defined by the columns' order in the list. Columns higher in the sort list take precedence.
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  4. Click Apply to apply the sort rules.

 

Clear Sorting

  1. Open the dropdown menu on the column you would like to sort.
  2. Select Sorting... to open the multi-sort model.
  3. To clear sorting on a single column, click the x icon button to the right of the column. 
    To clear all sorting in the table, click the blue Clear All text button.
  4. Click Apply.

Sorting Pivot Tables 

Sorting Columns and Rows

  1. Open the dropdown menu on the column or row field you wish to sort. 
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  2. In the dropdown menu, you can select a Sort Order and Sort By criteria. Suggested "sort by" options include the original data source order, row count, and the table's Value field(s) (see "sum(Weekly Sales)" in the screenshot above).
    Note: Worksheets support additional sorting options for pivot tables. Learn more.

 

Sorting Pivot Tables with Groups

Some pivot tables contain multiple grouped worksheet columns plotted on the Column and/or Row field(s). A demonstration of sorting grouped pivot tables can be found in our Pivot Table documentation.

Related Resources

Visualize Your Data
Adding Visualizations to a Dashboard

 

IMPORTANT: This document is specific to Sigma dashboards. To learn about this topic for Sigma’s new Workbooks feature, please visit Intro to Building Visualizations.