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Symptoms


When tapping the Magnifying Glass icon on a reference field in the Mobile UI, the resulting list is not sortable or sorted as desired.

Environment


ServiceNow Mobile Browser UI, ServiceNow Mobile App

Cause


The Mobile UI does not support end user sorting options for Reference lookup lists, and the User Preferences that dictate the sort method may not exist or be configured incorrectly.

Resolution


Although adding Sort options from this list is not possible, it is possible for administrators to setup a default Sort for all users by creating 2 User Preference records. For example, if the admin would like the default sort for the Business Services[cmdb_ci_service] field to sort alphabetically ascending on the 'name' field, the following 2 User Preferences would need to be created:

User Preferences -> New 


Name: m.cmdb_ci_service.db.order.direction 
Type: string 
Value: ASC 
System: true 

Name: m.cmdb_ci_service.db.order 
Type: string 
Value: name 
System: true 

 

It is important to keep in mind that User Preferences linked to a specific User will override the default User Preference files.

 

Article Information

Last Updated:2018-08-03 00:36:24
Published:2018-07-11