Portfolio Columns Do Not Sort Properly
When attempting to sort the Market Value Column of the My Holdings tab in my Portfolio, they do not sort proper from high to low.
Neither does the Total Gained column sort. It ought to sort by percentage.
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Have you tried on a different browser? We’ve checked into this and it’s not having this issue on Chrome or Firefox.
Isabmard Mews commented
I can't believe this feature is still broken after years. How incompetent is this company?! Broken on Chrome.
Comment from Yahoo Product Support is incorrect. This does not work on Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. The sort problem is column-dependent.
Here are the columns I've seen that fail to sort properly:
I have this problem with Chrome, IE and Firefox. Sort process seems to run into a problem when it hits a 0 value, then resorts again.
Hey Yahoo Finance, this is not a browser issue. It is basic broken web functionality. As people point out, clicking a column such as % Change should sort as expected. On Firefox at least, it seems to work for descending, but not ascending. Ascending (highest positive percentage first), seems to but it in a random order. Bizarre.
Hiroshi SATO commented
When you sort a column after you sorted another column, it seems the sorting system is affected by the earlier sort result.
This is not the same way that the system worked before.
Hello Yahoo Finance. It seems like this is a long-standing problem. Many of us use Yahoo Portfolios to track our own financial status outside of our brokerage accounts. My portfolios as Fidelity have no problem sorting the Daily % Change column in either ascending or descending order. It seems it should be pretty easy to do here too. The Sort Order indicator turns on, but rarely is the column sorted in the order indicated. Since people have been asking for this to be fixed for such a long time could you please devote some time to fixing and testing this feature? That would be very user friendly and show the peeps that you care about their concerns. Thanks!
I have five portfolios. If I try to sort one of them by % change, it usually fails. If I then switch to one of the other four, they are almost always sorted properly by % change. If I then go back to the first one, it is still sorted improperly.
I see this issue with Chrome Browser
Mark Torrance commented
I agree that sorting is broken, at least on the "My Holdings" tab.
Change column (contains both % and absolute $ change) -- should sort by % instead of dollars.
Day Gain -- claims to be sorting (column gets an ^ indicator), but it is not correctly sorted by either dollars or %. Probably makes most sense to sort that by dollars, but I would take either.
Total Gain -- same problem; not really sorted by anything I can see. Maybe the first thing you sorted by is still "ghosted" in the system somehow?
It is not making any HTTP request on sorting, so this is all done client side -- it's a bug in the JS. Also, that means you are not instrumenting sorting, so you don't even know how often people are encountering this problem.
This is on Chrome Version 64.0.3282.167 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Mac
Anup H commented
Sort by "day gain" and "total gain" still doesn't work in chrome Version 64.0.3282.167. However, sort by "change" works by $ amount (and not %).
Jeremy B commented
I see the same issue on Chrome. I was testing out "Total Gain" and it looks like it sorts almost alphabetically instead of considering negative signs and significant digits. For instance when going from High to Low I see +81.57% ... +124.76% ... +0.66%
Jonathan Beaupré commented
I have the same problem. Using either Firefox (57.0.2) or IE (11), when trying to sort the columns "Market Values", "Day Gain", or "Total Gain", it sorts in alphabetical order (or reverse alphabetical order). Note that the columns "Change", "Shares" and "Cost Basis" are working properly.
Could it be a problem when you hold multiple lots of a share?
Tom Milavec commented
I could not "sort" using IE, however i went to Firefox and "sort" worked FINE! Just one of many issues with IE!
Nick VN commented
Even SORT is not working - it DOES NOT sort properly when i click the column heading - say Market Value!
Such an high impact issue is not resolved for all these days.
Nick VN commented
Column Sort i still not working in Portfolios - when i try to sort by clicking on the column heading, say market value, it arranges how it feels like that minute! It should not have mind of its own :)
Please fix the bug asap.