I am trying to use QGIS Time Manager to create an animated map of property connected to polygon-geometry. The one article on animating polygons I've found on this site hasn't helped because my data is joined to an existing shapefile, and the spatial index (FID) of the target file is preserved, meaning it won't resort chronologically to play nicely with the Time Manager plugin.
As a result, the Time Manager does something weird where it applies an auto-filter Query to my layer's data and arbitrary zero end date of
'0001-01-01'. I did not set an "end date", but used "Accumulate features" setting
I have tried re-indexing using the Add Autoincremental Field to create a new index (with the sort condition set to Ascending on the Date field), but the FID of the new shapefile persists... Am I using the right strategy?