Site Talk forum: List order

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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Mar 30, 2018 10:13 PM CST
I have my plant list set to display in alphabetical order but after the first page they get pretty random. Also Varieties are not showing up as part of the species category even when the proper box is checked.
What am I doing wrong?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 31, 2018 1:46 AM CST
Hi Will.
I just looked at your wonderful list. It looks like it is all alphabetically listed. Starting with the generic entries.
All of the entries from the database are in alphabetical order by scientific name.

Great list. Thumbs up
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 31, 2018 3:17 AM CST
valleylynn said:
...the entries from the database are in alphabetical order by scientific name.
:thumbsup:


Yes, the are in order by currently accepted botanical name but it looks confusing because, except for the generic entries, the common name is listed before the botanical. It's necessary to train your eye to ignore the common name while looking down the list.

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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Mar 31, 2018 7:27 AM CST
Thanks for the prompt answer and the kind words. I was thrown off by the first page or so that starts with plants without a scientific name in the entry being the first group then plants being listed with scientific nomenclature.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 31, 2018 7:30 AM CST
I can understand your confusion. I didn't know one could enter a generic plant without a link to the database. I do wish the entire list feature would display the botanic name first with the common name in parentheses, especially since the common name can change depending on member input. But, that's been discussed and I don't remember what the reason was why the common name is displayed first.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 31, 2018 11:22 AM CST
That would be nice Deb. I can't remember the reason either.

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