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Sort ArcMap Legend by Date

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01-20-2016 09:09 AM
Status: Closed
DavidJames
New Contributor III
If a feature class is symbolized by a Date field, the Legend treats the values as charactrers and sorts them as such. This is stupid...Date fields should be sorted as dates.

No                              Yes
1/1/2016                      1/1/2016
1/10/2016                    1/2/2016
1/2/2016                      1/6/2016
1/22/2016                     1/10/2016
1/6/2016                       1/22/2016
3 Comments
RobertBorchert
this is an irritant.

I have only gotten around it by utilizing Julian dates.  However, not using the full Julian but only the Year + day of the year
Jocelynvan_den_Akker
I agree, it would be helpful if this sort feature was extended to the attribute table as well and it would be additionally awesome if you could choose how you wanted it sorted (date vs text) when you have several different date formats in your column.
AubriKinghorn
Status changed to: Closed

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