The forward/next arrows in Student Manager allow you to skip through records so you can find the one you need quickly and easily. Some of you have pointed out that registrations aren't as easy to skip around in.
There is some history here. For one thing, there isn't really an order to registrations themselves other than by add date and time. When accessing registrations from the course, it was possible to have student ID order. Similarly, from the name, it was possible to order registrations by the course code. But that was it for choices. All of this is to say, it was complicated to add other ways to sort registrations. I had to write some magic code to be able to sort things in other ways. (Definition of magic code: code that shouldn't be in a particular area, but it works!)
So, the update to Student Manager 8.0.092 does have a sort button right above the arrows on the screen. Depending on how you are accessing it will yield different choices:
From the course:
- Add Date (time is implied with this choice)
- Only Last Name (probably not the greatest choice with siblings, spouses, and lots of common names in the same course)
- Last Name - First Name
From the name or lookup registration (since you are picking a name):
- Add Date
- Number (of the course)
- Title (of the course)
- Begin Date
AND you choose this once in each area (so twice) and your choice is remembered in between runs. No need to reset this on a regular basis unless you do change your mind. Also, let your colleagues who don't get the newsletter (why aren't they subscribed?) know about this as the choices are specific to the user running this.
I hope this is useful in making you faster at your job!
Contributed by Matthew Olson