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Subject: Wish List sort by author shows wrong number of books
Date Posted: 12/1/2013 4:57 PM ET
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If I sort my wish list by Author it shows 5 books less in my list than if I sort by Title.  When I sort by Author it shows 1-50 of 194 and if I sort by Title or Estimate it shows 1-50 of 199.  If I export the Author list there are 199 books listed.  Does anybody else see the wrong number of books listed when they sort by Author?

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 5:03 PM ET
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Oftentimes, an author is not listed, so when sorted by author, those books are not going to show up.

ETA:  I just looked at your wishlist and noticed 2 books on the first page that did not have authors listed.



Last Edited on: 12/1/13 5:05 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/1/2013 5:14 PM ET
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Nice to know there is a reason for that. thought I was just losing more of my mind.Thanks for asking Janet.

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 5:42 PM ET
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Thanks for the responses.  I checked the exported list and there were 5 without authors.  I still think those books should show up when sorted by author, either at the beginning or end of the list.

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 8:32 PM ET
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You can always submit an edit to add the author.

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 10:02 PM ET
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I went ahead and edited them all for you Janet. Give PBS a couple of days to update & you'll be good to go.

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 11:23 PM ET
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I still think those books should show up when sorted by author, either at the beginning or end of the list.

Yes, of course they should. It is a mistake in the site's programming. There is no secondary sort when the primary sort does not place a book in the list ... so for most of the other sort selections, the books that are not placed with the primary sort are completely random and in fact, will change order every new time you look at your list (which is annoying for various reasons). But the author sort just loses the books that don't have an author listed.