Display the product list in alphabetically order

Because a product can only be assigned to one Product Line, we have a flat product line that consists of ~20 products. When choosing a product from the top left filter, the products should be sorted in alphabetical order to allow me to quickly find the product I want. 

  • Jeri McGonnell
  • May 15 2015
  • Already exists
Release time frame
  • May 15, 2015

    Admin Response

    You can create the order in which products are displayed. Please go to your settings and click "Configure product lines" menu. Then drag them in the order you wish. When you hover over any product or product line, the control to move it will appear. 

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  • Chris Painter commented
    May 30, 2015 19:34

    We have multiple product lines and products within those product lines, but when they are presented within the idea portal they are not sorted alphabetically. I don't think the suggestion above solves this problem

  • Rob Migliore commented
    June 11, 2015 22:00

    I agree this does not solve the problem.

  • Andrew Town commented
    June 22, 2016 23:44

    I'm disappointed to see this marked as " Already exists" unless I'm missing a setting. Per the admin response, yes, a workaround (drag and drop) exists, but the feature as requested (alpha sort) does not. 

     

    The need for this very simple feature becomes especially obvious when working with dozens of products (renamed to projects, in my case). Drag and dropping items up and down more than a page full of items seems simply unnecessary in Aha's otherwise incredibly intuitive and customizable system. 

     

    I could have reduced the need for this manual sort by taking a different approach to importing the items and organizing them into product lines, but I never imagined that a simple alpha sort wouldn't be available, or even automatic. 

  • Joe Carpenter commented
    03 May 18:50

    Please reopen as this is a workaround, not a solve.  If I create new Products, as an admin I have to manually put them in the desired order. There should be an easy 'alpha' sort option.

  • Joe Carpenter commented
    03 May 18:51

    related to https://big.ideas.aha.io/ideas/APP-I-6148

  • Guest commented
    10 Dec 17:07

    The workaround works for me. Although it took me a while to find the right configuration area: It's under "Account Settings"->Configure Products. It's NOT under the settings of your product line.

     

    To those struggling with this workaround because they are facing dozens of products (because actually being "projects"): I think the key problem is that you use Aha! the wrong way! "Projects" are supposed to be handled as "Initiatives" in Aha, arriving as "Ideas". You link these projects to your products because these sustainable products are the capabilities (or services) which you want to build with your team along with the project implementation. 

    Maybe this requriements a fundamental re-thinking of your way-of-working, but hey, after all Aha is a PRODUCT Management tool, not a PROJECT Management tool. And even if your focus (in a big IT organization) is always "making Business happy by delivering projects", I guarantee you that you will be even more successful once you start adapting the "product" view on all your work. 

     

    I recommend reading through this article:

    https://martinfowler.com/articles/products-over-projects.html