We use the task report to track certain action items for a team. In the past I was able to sort by assignee. Now none of the columns I have will sort in any sort of order (random out of sequence due dates vs. being able to sort by oldest to newest or vice versa; assignees cannot be sorted in any type of alphabetical order). There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the sorting functionality now, and it wasn't like that in the past. Any idea how to fix this?
Unfortunately, the answer is no, it has not been fixed yet. @Robert Yu provided a link to the backlogged issue:
What's really frustrating about backlogged issues is that you can no longer vote for, watch, or comment on them so there is no way to inform Atlassian that we have an interest in this issue.
Unfortunately, I haven't gotten a solution for this. @Kurt Klinner 's answer is what *should* be happening, and what was happening at one point, but this isn't what happens now on my instance. The sorting feature seems to be broken as there is no rhyme or reason to the order the information comes up. I've tried deleting and adding the macro back, to no avail.
Sorry I don't have better news!
This has been a big pain point for us because it renders the task list useless. The point was to have an easy way for my team to follow up on outstanding items. No one wants to scroll through 100 tabs of action items to find which randomly listed ones apply to them. Our process was based on the assumption the team could sort either by date or by the assignee.
I stumbled upon something you may find interesting... It's a solution I found helpful for our situation. Basically you can bundle Action Items per team member. That way they can go straight to their AI's. You can specify only to show 10 AI's under each persons name (So they can scroll through their own AI's). Is it the best solution, no... and it can take a while to setup if you have a lot of team members... but it may work for you! I'll let you decide. Link: http://lightmanyfires.com/create-team-task-report-page-confluence/
PS: you can copy and paste profile pictures and the task report then just edit the assignee to make life easier. And you can make a template for entering in new team members later. Hope this helps!
@Clarence Duryea Just wanted to drop a thank-you!! I and my team are very new to Confluence, and I've been struggling to find a way to display their tasks that's easy for them to use and work with. This is a beautiful yet simple approach, and really user friendly (for both the person building the page and the people using the page).