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Sort by preferred label in hierarchy view?

It looks like the hierarchy view always sorts by the idno (the parenthetical part).  Is there a way to default to sorting by preferred label instead?  For example, in the attached screenshot, the hierarchy view is sorting by the idno (the "Common Name").  I'd much rather it sort by the preferred label (the "Latin Name").  Thanks!
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  • edited February 2017
    You can set this option in the root item from your list (In your case anthropoda).
    You'll have a sort order option (See attachment).

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  • Wow, thanks for the quick reply!  I found the page to edit the setting (screenshot attached).  The Default Sort Order was already set to "By label". I tried changing it (and changing it back), but CA still sorts by idno regardless of what I change the sort order to.
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  • Yes, there is a setting for hierarchy sort by table in app/conf/app.conf
  • edited February 2017
    Awesome, thank you! That did it. For anyone curious, the exact thing to do is change is this line:

    ca_objects_hierarchy_browser_sort_values = [ca_objects.idno_sort] 

    to this:

    ca_objects_hierarchy_browser_sort_values = [ca_objects.preferred_labels.name_sort]
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