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Custom sorting

Custom sorting allows you to define a specific order for displaying columns, rows or pages. It can be set using sortOrder property:

sortOrder (optional) – Array. Using this property you can set custom sorting for hierarchy members. You can specify sortOrder the following way: [“member_1”, “member_2”, etc.].

We will analyze a simple example to understand how it works. There is a report with one hierarchy defined as a row:

    "dataSource": {
        "filename": ""
    "slice": {
        "rows": [
                "uniqueName": "Category"
        "measures": [ {"uniqueName": "Price"} ]

This hierarchy has the following members: “Accessories”, “Bikes”, “Clothing”, “Components”, “Cars”. To define custom sorting we add sortOrder property:

    "dataSource": {
        "filename": ""
    "slice": {
        "rows": [
                "uniqueName": "Category",
                "sortOrder": ["Bikes", "Cars", "Clothing", 
                    "Accessories", "Components"]
        "measures": [ {"uniqueName": "Price"} ]

Open the example on JSFiddle.

Now hierarchy members will be displayed in predefined order:


The reverse alphabetical order will sort opposite to the order defined in sortOrder property:


If you remove both alphabetical and reverse alphabetical sorting, hierarchy members will be displayed in the same order they came from the data source:


Custom sorting is an easy way to predefine your own order for columns, rows or pages in the slice.