Custom Metadata Type not being sorted as expected
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Custom Metadata Type not being sorted as expected

Apex , API , Custom Objects , Flow

Last updated 2022-05-31 ·Reference W-3568979 ·Reported By 179 users

In Review

Summary
Sorting order not being used in SOQL with Custom Metadata Type when sort field is not in column queried. This result in the order not being returned properly with Flows, API, Apex, and any functionality which would use a SOQL query for Custom Metadata Type.

Consider a Custom metadata type called MD_NUMBER__mdt with a custom field value__c of Type NUMBER.


Execute the following SOQL query from workbench

SELECT Id,Label FROM MD_NUMBER__mdt ORDER BY value__c ASC


Actual Result:

Id Label

1 m00xx000000000IAAQ FOUR

2 m00xx000000000HAAQ ONE

3 m00xx000000000NAAQ THREE

4 m00xx000000000MAAQ TWO


Expected Result:

Id Label

1 m00xx000000000HAAQ ONE

2 m00xx000000000MAAQ TWO

3 m00xx000000000NAAQ THREE

4 m00xx000000000IAAQ FOUR

Repro
1. Creating custom metadata type and records:

1.Goto Setup-->Develop-->Custom Metadata Types

2. Click NewCustomMetadataTpe

>Label:MD_NUMBER

>Plural Label:MD_NUMBERS

>Click save

3. Under Custom fields, click new

4. Field Type: Number; click next

5. Field Label: value; click next and save

6. Click Manage MD_NUMBER and click new to start adding records for this type

>Label: ONE

>Value: 1

7. Repeat the above step to add TWO(2), THREE(3) and FOUR(4)

2. Launch workbench for the org and execute the following SOQL and observe the results

SELECT Id,Label,value__c FROM MD_NUMBER__mdt ORDER BY value__c ASC

Id Label value__c

1 m00xx000000000HAAQ ONE 1

2 m00xx000000000MAAQ TWO 2

3 m00xx000000000NAAQ THREE 3

4 m00xx000000000IAAQ FOUR 4



SELECT Id,Label FROM MD_NUMBER__mdt ORDER BY value__c ASC

Id Label

1 m00xx000000000IAAQ FOUR

2 m00xx000000000HAAQ ONE

3 m00xx000000000NAAQ THREE

4 m00xx000000000MAAQ TWO

Workaround
You can only use ORDER BY when the ordered field is a selected field.

Reported By (179)

Amrapali Chakraborty Hector Cabrera Diaz Jakub Rochowicz Serouj Jamijian Pawel Stawinoga Graham Foster Elisabeth Mitchinson Wei Hao Sebastian Gozdur Navin Chaudhary Maciej Wisniewski-Balicki Xiaojing Huang Chen Zhang Wenbo Zhou George Reyes Eric Shema Carl Bussema Amy Crouch Marcel Schertling Felix van Hove 己吉 梅田 Nathan Voller Frédéric TORDJMAN Erick Burtness Sagar Bhatia George Slater System Admin MM Ken Louf Karl Bugge Víctor Melo Val Southern Michael Ebert James MacRae Priyadarshini Mahendrakar Neel Meghani Michael Gill Chris Minerd Fabien Taillon Yurii Zakharko Ivan Kondratiuk Kyle Schmid Arturs Gusjko Kathleen Buckett Lance Johnson Shahrier Emon Dobias van Buuren Rosalie Kendall Jaclyn Figueroa Ryan Gordon Kristie Kumor Mykola Senyk Detlef Heimann Peter Churchill ET Jones Kim Le Phil Spenceley Menno Kruijt Barthelemy Laurans James Hadfield Michael Richmond Hagai Shatz Phil W Yajubendra Biswal Bob Nagy Jithin Chand Paweł Znamiec John Zhao Chris Andrews Kiran Sabinkar Mike Mikula Brian Doogan Kailash T Elijah Navarro Candoris Consultant Shashank Jaiswal Andy Hunter Alex Groag Antonio Torres Bo Wong prakash Reddyvari Jorge Grimaldos Chad Crabb Danijel Turković Garrett Sorel Nitish Yadav Mike George John Rogers Jason McLain Christine Coenen Adam Erskine Elaine Gorham Lucas Bremer Jamal Hashim Kyla Longe Alex Tsytsiura Nick Sauer Stephen Long Bo Laurent Evan Ponter Robert Truitt Ante Čabraja Srividya Kesavan Roy Luo Kai Amundsen Francesco Carmagnola Charles Troster Bilel TEBOURSKI Admin EdifiXio Joshua Wells Natarajan Periyasamy Christopher Glass Carlos del Moral Sharon Mangru Joe Thomaschaske Alexander Kirilov Torsten Engelmann Taavi Rahnel Keith Ayers Vinod Reddy Rondla Chris Ronnie Paweł Fronczak Francois Gravel Nicole De Guzman Hoang Nguyen Filip Rafałowicz Dave Durant Marja Yli-Karhula Henry Cohen SFETL SUPPORT Jill-Alice Stern Eric Kintzer Zachary McKie Amit Baluni Jonathan Wiesel Ryan Stoppler Grant Adamson Mason Buhler Matt Freedman Dave Helgerson Eric Talley Dana Wolfe Lauren Honyotski Mudasir Wani Leo Pape Eoghan McMullen Nic Edwards James Loghry Vid Lakshmanan Lukasz Kwiatkowski Steve Harris Roman Lerman Aidan Harding Jyoti Das Krishna Reddy Jeremy Beuscart Alan Faubel Andy Freeston-Larter Ranganathan Balasubramanian Ranganathan Balasubramanian Ryan Walsh Jason Hartfield Dylan Kaufman Evan Kormos Anthony Heber Jeremy Shipley David Bond Matt   Peter Tabell Nelson Denn Ajay Konathala apiuser Daniel Ballinger John Chiodo Dileep Darsi S Morgan Robertson Benjamin Barniskis Darrell DeVeaux ProviderOne Developer Gorav Seth

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