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enter image description hereI was wondering if there is a way to reorganize the layers when applying a style based on a categorizing value? I have many values, but I would like to rearrange them alphabetically. In ArcMap there are arrows to promote, or demote the values in the list, but I do not see anything like this in QGIS 1.8.0.

Any help would be appreciated.


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You can click the top of the column to sort ascending, click again to sort descending. At least this works with QGIS 1.7.4. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a way to manually move classifications up or down.

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Yes, that is in the Attribute Table. I want it in the Properties Window, so that it is reflected in the Table of Contents for my Legend. – Ryan Garnett Sep 7 '12 at 12:20
Layer properties, style tab . . . change single symbol to categorized . . . choose your column, then click Classify. You should be able to sort ascending/descending on Value and Label. – Rayner Sep 7 '12 at 12:23
Thank you, that does work. – Ryan Garnett Sep 7 '12 at 12:27
I did try that, but it is not reflected in the Layers TOC (see posted image). Thoughts? – Ryan Garnett Sep 7 '12 at 12:33
Yeah, I see what you mean. – Rayner Sep 7 '12 at 12:37

I think these can be reordered by drag and drop. I sometimes use this for geological maps.

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