Just finished some new updates in Extnd to better support remote sorting. We have supported remote sorting for several versions of Extnd but we until now, we didn’t handle the cases where a view column was set to only sort in one direction. Ext JS grids assume that if a grid column can be sorted then it can be sorted in both directions. But we all know that with a Domino view, a developer can set a column to sort in only one direction if desired.
I’m not sure what the percentage of developers do that versus setting the column to sort in both directions but it has long been preached that the more sort options you set the larger the view index is and thus the more time and resources it takes to update the view index. Has that improved in Domino 8.5, I don’t know but just in case, we felt that Extnd needed to make sure it supports whatever the developer has configured for a view column. So now, if only the Ascending or Descending option is selected, then only that option is enabled in the ExtJS column menu. On the todo list is to make it an option to show the sort icons directly in the view column title like a typical Notes view column would show.