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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Medication viewing

From: Jim Busser
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Medication viewing
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 08:36:41 -0800

On 2009-11-19, at 5:11 AM, Karsten Hilbert wrote:

Can there be a Grouping = none and what would be the best resulting
sort... alpha on Stoff (and within Stoff by decreasing numeric value
of Dosis)


You are saying you want Grouping = None and then define a grouping ?

(Note that we've been ungainly mixing grouping and sorting
in the above discussion.)

I presume the above is ;-)

Grouping need not be a "special sort" in which – among items that are identical on an attribute – the sort function essentially does not apply or, if applied, makes no difference. It is also possible to group things based on a property that links indirectly to the one under consideration and may be a non-linear property.

How would rows within columns be understood to be anything other than "Sorted" since you presumably apply no random function to sequence them? You either fetch them "unsorted" by sequence of raw creation, which is essentially sorted by datetime, but as it is possible to backdate when the patient started on a medication, the underlying sort on creation will be inapparent.

Accordingly (apparently) "Unsorted" can mean sequenced on a random value, or just sorted on a property whose value is not displayed.

Ungrouped may therefore mean clustered according to a random property, or just grouped on a property whose value is not displayed.

If the list is displayed with its rows sequenced by substance name and within substance name by dosis and within dosis by plan what would you suggest is the grouping that should be offered? By substance?

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