Arranging Album Order

huffmanhuffman Big grinsPosts: 19Registered Users Big grins
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?

Bill

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  • MSkaffariMSkaffari SmugMug Product Manager Posts: 147Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 15, 2011
    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.
  • huffmanhuffman Big grins Posts: 19Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 23, 2011
    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
  • huffmanhuffman Big grins Posts: 19Registered Users Big grins
    edited August 3, 2011
    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
  • MSkaffariMSkaffari SmugMug Product Manager Posts: 147Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 3, 2011
    huffman wrote: »
    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.
  • huffmanhuffman Big grins Posts: 19Registered Users Big grins
    edited August 8, 2011
    Thank you, Miikka.

    Bill
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