From: Tim Cross <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: org table problems with sorting of some column
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2022 11:05:12 +1100 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
Uwe Brauer <email@example.com> writes:
> [[S/MIME Signed Part:Undecided]]
>>>> "TC" == Tim Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Uwe Brauer <email@example.com> writes:
>> For problem 1, I suspect you will need to either change the date format
>> or tell org what the date format is. It won't work trying to sort
>> numerically as those values are not really numerical values. The date
>> format you currently have I think is ambiguous - in Europe it would
>> represent dd-mm-yyyy, but in the US it would represent mm-dd-yyyy. Best
>> solution would be to convert the values into an ISO format i.e.
> I just checked
> I have the setting
> | org-time-stamp-custom-formats is a variable defined in ‘org.el’.
> | Its value is (" %d.%m.%Y " . " %d.%m.%Y %a %H:%M ")
> But this as I understand only effect via
> ‘org-display-custom-times’ the representation.
> It does not help me to recognise 28.04.2020 as a European date.
> [[End of S/MIME Signed Part]]
I suspect org is actually passing off the sorting/comparison to calc
(based on nothing but a guess of course). I would look into how calc
determines the format for date/time calculations and see if that can
prev parent reply other threads:[~2022-01-01 0:07 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2021-12-30 20:19 org table problems with sorting of some column Uwe Brauer
2021-12-31 1:00 ` Tim Cross
2021-12-31 8:20 ` Uwe Brauer
2021-12-31 8:25 ` Uwe Brauer
2022-01-01 0:05 ` Tim Cross [this message]
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