Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in
It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

How to sort commit nodes chronologically

I know timestamps in Git are a somewhat fungible but is there a way to sort the commit nodes in SourceTree's graph chronologically as given by the date stamps.


I have two branches and frequently merge from the trunk into my feature branch and would like to see all these merges appear as rungs of a latter between the two branches.  For some reason though, the nodes are not listed chronologically and it makes an ungodly mess of lines:

Screen Shot 2019-09-13 at 15.12.53.png

According to the time stamps that yellow merge should have 'gone in' before the orange merge 'came out' and the orange should have 'gone in' before the blue 'came out' etc. and as a result the "tram lines" are 5 lanes wider than necessary. Is there a way to order by the time stamps as they are understood in the UI?

1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted

Arr, found the answer in this StackOverflow post:


In particular I needed to sort by "Date Order" rather than "Ancestor Order" in that little bar at the top:


I had been trying to click the "Date" column and searching the "View" dropdown list in an attempt to get it to sort and didn't even realise that bar was there.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: configure your repos for hosting goodness!

Supported Platforms macOS Windows We recently introduced support for additional hosting services such as GitHub Enterprise, GitLab (Cloud, Community Edition, Enterprise Edition), and...

7,103 views 5 13
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you