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Status Unlikely to support
Created by Mohammed Ali Khan
Created on Jan 23, 2023

System_ID should be numerically sorted instead of string sorting

System_Id is a numeric id auto generated by the c8y platform for every managed object. This is however treated as string instead of numeric when sorting is performed which gives incorrect sorting results.

This incorrect sorting results gives misleading impression to the customers who look the numeric to be sorted as is(not as strings), either ascending or descending order.

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  • Admin
    Aaron Raab
    Mar 9, 2023

    Thanks Mohammed, we have discussed this idea internally. Could you elaborate a bit more on the use-case here. Given that the system id is a randomly generated number, sorting seems to be of limited use and by applying filters you should be able to quickly identify the device you are looking for.

  • Mohammed Ali Khan
    Jan 31, 2023

    Hi Nikolaus,

    This is referenced to All devices view in the Device management application.


  • Admin
    Nikolaus Neuerburg
    Jan 24, 2023

    Hi Mohammed, thanks a lot for your feedback. Could you explain which application and view within Cumulocity IoT you are referring to?

    Many thanks in advance!