Sorting strings in Cell data when using spreadsheet view


I have a vtk file with lots of line elements. Each line element has a material definition given by a string entry defined as a field. In the spreadsheet view I often sort the elements by certain fields. This works fine for numerical values but doesn’t seem to work for the material entry. Is this a bug or simply not implemented as a feature?

I am using the latest Paraview 5.11.1.

Best regards

Welcome to the ParaView community, @the_dense. It’s reasonable to expect sorting of string fields to work in the Spreadsheet View - the fact that it doesn’t work may have been an oversight. Could you please file this as a bug at

Cory, OK to mark it Sandia.

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Thanks, Alan!