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How Do I... Understand the Order By Field

You might find that it is difficult to understand when to use the "order by" field if you are creating a list or navigation component. Below are a few things to consider.

On-time: When the item should be displayed on the site. CAN be manually changed. Use on and off-time in order to control when items are displayed on your site. Manipulating on-times on multiple items allows for manual ordering of those items in a sort.

Created: When the item is created in the system. Items may be created but not yet published. CANNOT be manually changed.

Modified: When the item was modified in the system; separate from "published". Items may be modified but the modified version may not yet be published. CANNOT be manually changed.

Off-time: When the item is removed from display on the site. CAN be manually changed. Use on and off-time in order to control when items are displayed on your site. 

Published: When an item is published in the system. A new version of the item is created and can be locked from editing or modified until a new version is published. CANNOT be manually changed.

Example:

Below is a list created using different methods which shows different results depending on the method.

Created Date

On-Time

Last Modified

Page created: 1/5/22