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sort children by Date

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Community Member, 146 Posts

26 August 2009 at 2:55am

Hi there,

I want to control over a Pages children on which one every got a field Date. Instead of using the order which is given by drag and drop in the backend, I want to sort the children by the datefield. How do I implement this?


Community Member, 904 Posts

26 August 2009 at 8:50am

Edited: 26/08/2009 8:51am

You could add a method to your class, that returns the child pages, sorted by date:

// this method belongs to your Page Class 
// or the class that holds the sortable children
public function SortedChildren(){
	// $children will be a DataObjectSet
	$children = $this->Children();

	if( !$children )
		return null; // no children, nothing to work with

	// sort the DataObjectSet
	// see

	// return sorted set
	return $children;


Community Member, 1 Post

19 November 2009 at 11:50pm


We're trying to get this to work, but are not sucseeding ;-(

Is this function supposed to be posed in the class or in the controller class?

Thank you.



Community Member, 1 Post

23 February 2010 at 7:04am

The function has to be in the Controller Class.

then you'll be able to acess your Custom-Sorted Children in the Template via:

<% control SortedChildren %>


<% end_control %>



Community Member, 545 Posts

24 November 2010 at 6:05am

I'm trying to get this to work on DataObject within a Children.GroupedBy control and I'm not getting any results. Anyone tried this?