Ok, we have a new material table.
Look nice, lot of options, but I lake 1 option. Once you have made a couple of directories (or even with just a single directory) I miss the ability to sort all material in a folder. I know we are able to add them to the favorite list and sort them here more or less.
Unless I have overlooked this option, I have filed an ER for this functionality. The ER number is 1998437. Feel free to request to add your Sold-to-ID this this ER.
P.S. if someone has filled something similar, please let me know, I will ask my sold-to-ID to be add to the ER.
What I have done was to save our material table to Excel, do the sorting in Excel and re-import then.
You are correct that exporting to XLS(X) would be an option.
Personally I see the route via Excel as a route if you want to modified a lot of property information at once.
But for a simple sorting (visual sorting) I would, or I would prefer, this to be possible in the material table window.
Will save some time ;-)
I have just updated to ST7. Trying to get a few things sorted. What is up with the 'new' material table??
You can't SORT the list?????? You have to export and reimport?????? WHY WHY WHY do you change things like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do I have to explain that sorting IS SO BASIC.
Unless i have missed something, this is RIDICULOUS!!! What are you people thinking??????????????????????????????
Who tested this? Who said it was better? Who tried it by upgrading from an older version?????????????
I understand your issue, but I think this "new" material table is more usable than "old" was. You can handle more than one, you can easily create an own material table by exporting/importing or copying/pasting. When I was talking to my customers about Material Table they said very similar than you, but I've presented possibilities of new MT they said that was great and more better than old one.
Yes, there are some thing what is missing from this (search function,...), but we've logged this.
Here is a short video about setting up without excel:
I hope, this helps.
-Adding advanced functionality should never come at the expense of basic functionality
-Having entries sorted alphabetically will not be an enhancement, it is just getting back what I had yesterday before upgrading
-Maybe I will make use of this new functionality, or, maybe in a few years time I will look back and realise I never have. This has occurred on other SE features, so is not unprecedented.
This is your opinion and I respect it! Be constructive!
Have a nice day!
I also see the not available functionallity for sorting within the material table that bad.
To be honest, how often is there a need for resorting the material entries.
Once set up, normally the materials will be there as they are.
And if then there will be a new material added, and You wanted to change the order, than export it to excel, sort it there and reimport it.
This will be a matter of seconds
But also: this is my personal pinion