4.9 Sorting Names in the Navigation Panel by Last Name

By default, in the Navigation panel, in the Personal Workspaces workspace, names are sorted by first name (for example, Anne Marie Hall), rather than by last name (for example, Hall, Anne Marie). The default for other areas of the Vibe site is to sort names by last name.

You access the Personal Workspaces workspace by clicking the Workspace tree icon , expanding Home Workspace, then clicking Personal Workspaces.

The following figure shows names in the Navigation panel sorted by first name.

To configure the Navigation panel in the Personal Workspaces workspace to sort names by last name:

  1. Change to the following directory:




    c:\Program Files\Novell\Teaming\apache-tomcat\
  2. Make a backup copy of the ssf-ext.properties file, which is located in the same directory as the ssf.properties file.

  3. Open the ssf.properties file in a text editor.

  4. Search for the following line:

  5. Open the ssf-ext.properties file in a text editor.

  6. Copy the appropriate line from the ssf.properties file to the bottom of the ssf-ext.properties file.

  7. Change 0 to 1, so that the line now reads wsTree.titleFormat=1.

  8. Save and close the ssf-ext.properties file.

  9. Close the ssf.properties file without saving it.

  10. Stop and restart Vibe.