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sorting pre-created chartlists
here's the situation:
i got many, many chartlists and have installed both of arthurs chartpacks so that the lists are divided by those empty dummy lists, titles padded with '==='.
the contents of the chartlists of mine that i am interested in are currently, by default, sorted by name. however, i want to run a 'rank by...' expression to simply sort them in descending order of a particular indicator.
the problem i am having is two-fold: 1. usually to use a chartlist in a scan i'd say "[favorites list is 9]" for example. the first problem is trying to figure out which of the many lists i have is list #9. ideally we'd be able to refer to the list by name eg [favorites list is 'my scan results'] rather than by an index number, but it doesn't look like that's possible. it does not appear that the list number to use in a scan refers to the order of the favorites lists as they appear in the pulldown menu either.
So question 1 is how, without resorting to trial and error, can we figure out a list's index number? i got a feeling its down to the order of creation, and if so that's a real pain in the ass.
the 2nd problem is that when i tried to run the following to sort one of my lists:
[favorites list is 4]
and [Volume > 1000] // dummy clause needed to get it to run
rank by some indicator
it returned only a fraction of the original list's contents in the scan results albeit sorted correctly.
so how can get a completely sorted list and how can i easily choose which list to sort?