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the atlas generation tab of the print composer has several controls that I don't see in my version (2.4) of QGIS. In particular the feature sorting and feature filtering, both of which sound like they might solve a problem I am having with Atlas generation see :How do I control rendering order of items in composer?.

Is this a screen shot from an older version and these controls have been removed?

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They are still there in 2.4, they've just been renamed and moved slightly.

"Feature Filtering" is now "Filter With" and uses the one-line filter from the attribute table.

"Feature Sorting" is now just "Sort by" and is just below the file name expression.

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  • Ah! the perils of keeping gui documentation up to date and unfortunately these don't do what I want. Jul 20, 2014 at 3:09
  • The sort by should do what you need.
    – Nathan W
    Jul 20, 2014 at 5:24

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