Sort Report Requests (F5)

By default, report requests in your personal library and the common library are sorted in alphabetical order by name.  The F5 key can be used to sort report requests by description or by change date.  


  • To sort the reports in your personal library, press the F5 key while your personal library is displayed.   

  • To sort the reports in the common library, press the F5 key while the common library is displayed.     


F1=Status  F2=New   F3=Exit    F4=Locate    F5=Sort      F6=Swap Lib

F7=Up      F8=Down  F9=Search  F10=Results  F11=HoldFile F12=Extract


At the Sort Library menu, type the selection at the prompt (e.g., 3) and press the enter key.   


|----------Sort Library---------|

|                               |

|  SELECT: 3  1. BY NAME        |

|             2. BY DESCRIPTION |

|             3. BY CHANGE DATE |



The report requests in the library will be sorted and displayed per your selection.  


                       CIRS PERSONAL LIBRARY                 

Cmds    B Browse   C Copy      D Delete        E Edit    Row 1 of 17

        P Print    R Rename    S Submit Batch  O Online Execution

Cmd  Name     Description                                  Changed  


 _  EMPHIST   EMPLOYMENT HISTORY REPORT                  2003/05/28


 _  TEST      TEST                                       2003/05/28

 _  EMPLIST   EMPLOYEE LIST - RUN QUARTERLY              2003/05/23

 _  FACULTY   FACULTY STATS                              2003/05/14

 _  TOTALSAL  TOTAL SALARY BY AGENCY UNIT                2003/05/15


  • If sorted by change date, the report requests will be sorted from the most current date to the oldest date.

  • Your library will retain the specified sort order while you are logged on to your current session, but will return to alphabetical order when you exit CIRS.

  • The common library will return to alphabetical order when you exit and return to your personal library.  

  • Using the Locate (F4) function in either library will override the sort by description or by date changed and sort the report requests in alphabetical order.