I have two questions: How can I save the sorting of the results in a Searchkit search so that, for example, used in a dashlet, it always shows the most recently changed contacts at the top? and If I have created a search with several tags and then display the tags in the results, it makes sense to group them according to the display names. But when I want to select individual contacts, it always selects all of them. How can I solve this? Thanks for the help!

About the second question: I recorded a video for you.


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In the settings for your SearchDisplay, near the top of the page, you can set Sort by Modified Date (even if Modified Date isn't a column in your Display).

I'm not quite sure what you are asking in your second question, could you perhaps post some screenshots of your search and a description of what you want the result to look like?

  • Thank you for your answer. I had passed the composed search to the form builder and not created a table. Thanks for the tip. About the second question: I recorded a video for you. speicher.dienstleistungskombinat.de/s/E2bystCZt6f32br
    – Gregor
    Aug 18, 2023 at 15:40
  • I see what you mean. That looks like a bug to me, you should report it at lab.civicrm.org/groups/dev/-/issues
    – Lars SG
    Aug 18, 2023 at 16:40
  • But that said, if you change Group by to Contact ID instead, it works as expected.
    – Lars SG
    Aug 18, 2023 at 16:42
  • By they way, for your bug report, it's nothing specific to tags at all, it's just whenever you use Group by Display Name.
    – Lars SG
    Aug 18, 2023 at 16:43
  • Wow, thank you.
    – Gregor
    Nov 8, 2023 at 8:00

To the 2nd part of your question, I believe you hit a bug. Please see this fix: https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/27123

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