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Old Jul-15-2011, 10:44 AM
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Arranging Album Order
Using the API, it's easy to sort Images within an Album using the sortmethod and sortdirection settings. But I can't find a way to do the same for sorting Albums within Categories, SubCategories, or ShareGroups. Using the GUI, I can click the "arrange" at the top of the group of albums and get anything I want. But can anyone tell me how do I do it through the API?

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Old Jul-15-2011, 12:17 PM
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Unfortunately re-arranging Albums within Categories and Sub-categories is not possible through the API at the moment. We'll evaluate this request for our development backlog.
Old Jul-22-2011, 09:56 PM
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Thanks for an answer. At least I know it's not just that I can't find it.

When you consider including such an API call, please consider all of:

- Albums within Category
- SubCategories within Category
- Albums within SubCategory
- Albums within ShareGroup

Thanks,
Bill
Old Aug-03-2011, 01:29 AM
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As a followup question I actually have two questions:

1. I can set an album to sort by a particular method, such as filename. If I add more photos, they will be inserted
by the same sort criterion. So I can set the album once and forget it, even if I add pictures. Can I do the same
thing with a Category or SubCategory so that newly added albums will sort in a pre-determined order?

2. I've seen "Position" used as a means of sorting, and I can set "position" from the API. Is there a way to force the
sort order that way? So that when I add new albums, they automatically sort in the order I've asked for?

Thanks,
Bill
Old Aug-03-2011, 09:35 AM
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As a followup question I actually have two questions:

1. I can set an album to sort by a particular method, such as filename. If I add more photos, they will be inserted
by the same sort criterion. So I can set the album once and forget it, even if I add pictures. Can I do the same
thing with a Category or SubCategory so that newly added albums will sort in a pre-determined order?

2. I've seen "Position" used as a means of sorting, and I can set "position" from the API. Is there a way to force the
sort order that way? So that when I add new albums, they automatically sort in the order I've asked for?

Thanks,
Bill
1) Unfortunately we don't have a way to force sorting order for Categories and Sub-categories.

2) The position is only applies to Albums and Images. This requires you to manage the sorting order and setting the position to each item.
Old Aug-08-2011, 02:44 PM
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Thank you, Miikka.

Bill
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