Sort Identify feature results by DATE field in ArcMap

by Matt Leonard   Last Updated July 12, 2019 22:22 PM

I'm using ArcMap 10.3. When I use the Identify tool, I often have many results and would like to sort those results in the Identify window. If I right-click on the layer name or features in Identify results, I can "Sort Ascending." This would accomplish the goal in most cases...but I have set the display field for this layer to use a date field, and I would like to sort the results by date values chronologically. When I sort ascending, it sorts the date values by month, like so:

  • 1/1/2019
  • 2/1/2014
  • 3/1/2016
  • etc.

But this is not actually chronological. Any ideas?

Note: The data I'm using is a very large feature class stored on my organization's network, which I am not able to edit.

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