This is not as simple as it seems to be.

I have multiple tasks. That I group following a Custom field (text), called TypeC. The custom field can have Custom attributes that are already defined like {P,Ar,D,B}.

I saved my custom group by in the drop menu so I can use it and reuse it. But I don't get the order of the Custom attributes -> P then Ar then D then B. I rather get an alphabetical order -> Ar then B then D then P.

Is there a way to custom sort that in Microsoft Project 2013 ?

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You'll need to number the attributes with numbers to get them to sort in a non-alphabetic manner. So 1-P, 2-Ar, 3-D, 4-B.

  • And how to do that in lookup ... ?
    – user17770
    Jul 24, 2015 at 13:02
  • Edit the lookup field values.
    – JulieS
    Jul 24, 2015 at 13:05
  • it worked, unfortunately a software that cost >1000$ does not have such functionality ...
    – user17770
    Jul 24, 2015 at 13:25
  • I don't follow. It worked - what's your question?
    – JulieS
    Jul 25, 2015 at 17:03
  • yes, it worked,. .... never mind
    – user17770
    Jul 25, 2015 at 17:46

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