Issue:Tablesortcol, same value in two or more rows, wrong data

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Description: using tablesortcol when there is same value in several rows results in discarded rows
Extension / Version: DPL   /   1.7.4
Type / Status: Bug   /   open


There is something strange (or is it an expected behaviour?) when the column specificated by tablesortcol parameter contains the same value in different cells: only one row is displayed for each value, but the PAGES magic word returns the sum of all pages selected. You can see some examples at [1] , where also the distinct parameter is tested. It seems a bug, but probably this can be related to my low experience in DPL...


Seems to be incorrectly coded or undocumented, array_values() (used by `tablesortcol`) will strip all unique keys. If you need to retain all rows, replace the following text in `DynamicPageList2.php`

			foreach($rows as $row) {
				if (($word = explode("\n|",$row,$sortcol))!==false && count($word)>=$sortcol) {
					$rowsKey[] = $word[$sortcol - 1];
				} else {
					$rowsKey[] = $row;
			if ($iTableSortCol<0) 	krsort($rowsKey);
			else			ksort ($rowsKey);


			foreach($rows as $index => $row) {
				if (($word = explode("\n|",$row,$sortcol))!==false && count($word)>=$sortcol && strlen($row) > 0) {
					$rowsKey[$index] = $word[$sortcol - 1];
				} else {
					$rowsKey[$index] = $row;
			if ($iTableSortCol<0) 	arsort($rowsKey);
			else			asort ($rowsKey);
			foreach($rowsKey as $index => $val)

Nobodyreally 09:18, 30 March 2009 (UTC)


TKS a lot! It works now... Just a last question: this kind of patch will be apply to the next DPL release or I'll need to patch again? --GB 20:39, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

No clue, I just found the issue when I needed it and thought I would post my solution. I hope it is included in later versions if it really was not designed to function this way. Nobodyreally 03:05, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
I just changed the code above slightly (so add it again GB), it will sort rows even if the sort column's row is blank. Nobodyreally 03:55, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
OK, thanks again... --GB 08:56, 31 March 2009 (UTC)