How to change the order of records in a related list

Related lists on a record can get unweildy if the records are displayed in what seems a random order. Here is how you can force the records to display in the order you set. You will need to be a System Administrator to do this.

Go to an example record you wish to edit

You could always edit the layout from the Setup menu, but this is easier so you don't have to guess which layout if you have an object with multiple layouts.

Click Edit Layout in the upper right hand corner.

Go to an example record you wish to edit

Click Related Lists at the top

Click Related Lists at the top

Find the related list you want to change

Click the wrench icon.

Find the related list you want to change

Find sort field

The field you want to sort by must be displayed in the related list. When it is, you can select it from the Sort By: drop down. Then you can select whether you want that value to be displayed in Ascending or Descending order. When you've decided, click OK.

Find sort field

You can tell the sort field on the layout by the symbol next to the field name.

Save the page layout

Save the page layout