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Change Manager - Incorrect order for 100+ changes

David F
Contributor

Hi Folks,

We're using Changes, Revisions & the Book settings quite heavily to keep track of all amendments within a project, and noticed that once we get over 100 changes (yep, its a fairly crazy project), the ordering inside the change manager no longer sorts them correctly in numerical order.

 

1 through 99 are fine, but then as soon as it hits 100, the 100th change gets slotted in between 10 & 11.
Likewise we suspect change 110 will slot between 11 & 12 and so on and so on.

 

We're wary of future changes on two fronts.
The first scenario, is the incorrect order then shows up on change lists when placed on layouts.
The second is possible mistakes & doubling up whilst tracking and modifying changes, in particular when a user does not realise there are changes beyond #99 and begins adding changes which are already included (but shown elsewhere) which are already 100+.

 

Was this just a minor oversight on GS's part? Or is there a setting somewhere which which we have missed?

 

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

You have change CH-01, CH-02, CH-03, etc.

 

If you want to go past 100 and have it sort properly, you need CH-001, CH-002, CH-003, etc.

 

Barry.

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

You have change CH-01, CH-02, CH-03, etc.

 

If you want to go past 100 and have it sort properly, you need CH-001, CH-002, CH-003, etc.

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

To add to Barry's comment: it is sorted this way because the Change ID is a text string consisting of alphanumeric characters. It does not try to interpret whether there are numbers in the text that should be treated as numbers. The order of Change IDs is therefore based on the order of the texts, character by character. Therefore, Barry's proposal with those leading zeros will achieve the desired result.

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David F
Contributor

Thanks everyone! Makes logical sense.

As a side note, ArchiCAD defaults to Ch-01 when creating the first change.

And there is no indication that this error will error once we pass 99 changes.

 

As such, in our template, we have manually created the first change using Ch-001, to force all future changes to accept a 3 digit entry.

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