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Sorting in Media Pool does not work as expected

Veeam Logoby UT2015 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:27 am

Hi,

I have a small but very annoying thing: The sorting of table columns in some views does not work as expected.

E.g. in Tape Infrastructure / Media Pools / Media Pool
or in Tape Infrastructure / Libraries / Media / Offline

it is not possible to sort the Tapes meaningful. I want to sort the tapes by timestamp, which would be the column "Media Set". But when sorting by this column, the column is not interpreted as a timestamp, but as a String!

E.g. when sorting ascending it is sorted in the following way:

"Media Set 01.05.2016"
"Media Set 01.06.2016"
"Media Set 02.05.2016"
"Media Set 02.06.2016"

...although it should be sorted in that way:

"Media Set 01.05.2016"
"Media Set 02.05.2016"
"Media Set 01.06.2016"
"Media Set 02.06.2016"

This should really be easy to fix...

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Re: Sorting in Media Pool does not work as expected

Veeam Logoby lyapkost » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:01 am

Hi!

The problem is in Media Sets sorting, not Media Pools. This is a known behaviour and will be fixed in one of our upcoming releases. As a workaround you may name your media sets as suggested by default - 'Media set # %id% %date%', so they would be sorted correctly by id and thus, by date automatically.
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Re: Sorting in Media Pool does not work as expected

Veeam Logoby mike.r » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:22 am

The sorting by sequence number within a media set is not so nice too.

e.g.:
Media Set Sequence Number
Media Set 01.05.2016 2
Media Set 01.05.2016 1
Media Set 01.05.2016 5
Media Set 01.05.2016 3
Media Set 01.05.2016 4

As I can see, it is sorted by nothing.
Is this a "known behaviour" too and will be fixed ?
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Re: Sorting in Media Pool does not work as expected

Veeam Logoby lyapkost » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:49 am

If you insert %id% before date (as it shown in my example) media sets will be sorted properly.
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Re: Sorting in Media Pool does not work as expected

Veeam Logoby mike.r » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:28 am

That was not my question.
We have only one media set (not matter what name it got).
Within this media set we have 5 tapes (Sequence Numbers).
The sorting of tapes in this one media set should be ascending by sequence numer (1-5),
or at least ascending by tape names or (better) configurable.
Now it is at random (or something I can not see)
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Re: Sorting in Media Pool does not work as expected

Veeam Logoby UT2015 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:00 pm

I can confirm that. Sorting by sequence number is not possible. When sorting by media set, the sequence number seems to be random.
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Re: Sorting in Media Pool does not work as expected

Veeam Logoby lyapkost » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:15 pm

Mike, sorry, I got it wrong first. So you are expecting for kinda advanced sorting. Thanks, that's an Interesting and new idea, we should think about implementing it.
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Re: Sorting in Media Pool does not work as expected

Veeam Logoby UT2015 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:43 am

kinda advanced sorting
Without this "advanced" sorting, displaying the column "sequence number" is not really useful.
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Re: Sorting in Media Pool does not work as expected

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:54 pm

Hi guys,

We are in internal discussions right now, so thanks for your input.
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