Javascript – EXTJS 5 : How to sort grid column in EXT JS 5

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I recently updated version of EXT JS to 5 and and override of doSort function no longer works. Someone an idea how to do ?

Exampple of override :

{
    text: 'Custom',
    sortable : true,
    dataIndex: 'customsort',
    doSort: function(state) {
        var ds = this.up('grid').getStore();
        var field = this.getSortParam();
        ds.sort({
            property: field,
            direction: state,
            sorterFn: function(v1, v2){
                v1 = v1.get(field);
                v2 = v2.get(field);

                return v1.length > v2.length ? 1 : (v1.length < v2.length ? -1 : 0);
            }
        });
    }
}

Edit 1 :
I just try the solution of @tomgranerod but the me.sortState is always 'undefined'.
So I do this to update my variable :

    sort: function () {
        var me = this,
            grid = me.up('tablepanel'),
            store = grid.store;

        me.sortState = me.sortState === 'ASC' ? 'DESC' : 'ASC';

        Ext.suspendLayouts();
        me.sorting = true;
        store.sort({
            property: me.getSortParam(),
            direction: me.sortState,
            sortFn: function (v1, v2) {
                v1 = v1.get(field);
                v2 = v2.get(field);

                return v1.length > v2.length ? 1 : (v1.length < v2.length ? -1 : 0);
            }
        });
        delete me.sorting;
        Ext.resumeLayouts(true);
    }

But the sortFn funcion is never called. I don't know why.
===> !!!! it works with EXT JS 5.0.1 but the sortFin function is always never called. !!!!

Edit 2 :
This is what i attempt to have :

ASC :

if (v1 and v2 are numbers) return v1 > v2;
else if (v1 is a number and v2 a string) return false;
else if (v1 is a string and v2 a number) return true;
else if (v1 and v2 are strings) return v1 > v2;

DESC :

if (v1 and v2 are numbers) return v1 < v2;
else if (v1 is a number and v2 a string) return true;
else if (v1 is a string and v2 a number) return false;
else if (v1 and v2 are strings) return v1 < v2;

Best Solution

You were overriding a private method. So it's almost expected that it would break after a major release. If you look at http://docs.sencha.com/extjs/5.0.0/apidocs/source/Column2.html#Ext-grid-column-Column You'll see that there's no doSort function anymore.

Ext's suggested way is by to use sortType config can take a function which converts your value into something that sorts naturally, usually the easiest thing is to convert it into a number. So if you want something slightly different, you can modify the code I've posted to do what you want without overriding private methods.

Running Example: https://fiddle.sencha.com/#fiddle/8km

var store = Ext.create('Ext.data.Store', {
    fields: [{
        name: 'ref',
        sortType: function(str)  {
            // Ext-JS requires that you return a naturally sortable value
            // not your typical comparator function.
            // The following code puts all valid integers in the range 
            // Number.MIN_SAFE_INTEGER and 0
            // And assumes the other values start with T and sorts 
            // them as positive integers               
            var parsed = parseInt(str, 10); 
            if ( isNaN( parsed ) ){
                return parseInt(str.substring(1), 10);
            } else {
                return Number.MIN_SAFE_INTEGER + parsed;
            }          
        }
    }],
    data: {
        'items': [
            {'ref': '1'},
            {'ref': '12'},
            {'ref': 'T0134'},
            {'ref': '121878'},
            {'ref': 'T0134343'},
            {'ref': 'T01POPI'},
            {'ref': '103'},
            {'ref': 'T01'}            
        ]
    },
    proxy: {
        type: 'memory',
        reader: {
            type: 'json',
            rootProperty: 'items'
        }
    }
});

Ext.create('Ext.grid.Panel', {
    title: 'Grid custom',
    store: store,
    columns: [{
        text: 'Reference',
        dataIndex: 'ref',
    }],
    height: 300,
    width: 400,
    renderTo: Ext.getBody()
});

If you're going to be reusing this functionality, take a look at http://spin.atomicobject.com/2012/07/20/simple-natural-sorting-in-extjs/

/** Sort on string length  */
Ext.apply(Ext.data.SortTypes, {
    myCrazySorter: function (str) {
        // Same as above
    }
});

// And use it like
var store = Ext.create('Ext.data.Store', {
    fields: [{
        name: 'ref',
        sortType: 'myCrazySorter'
    }],