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I have a page which lists assets by source. I've added a date field to the asset.

How can I order the assets by this field so that the most recent is first?

asset date field

Here is my markup:

{% set assets = craft.assets.find({sourceId: 2}) %}

{% for asset in assets %}
    <a href="{{ asset.url }}">{{ asset.date | date('M Y') }}</a>
{% endfor %}

Looking at the cheat sheet for Assets it seems that these are my only options for order: title, id, sourceId, folderId, filename, kind, width, height, size desc'.

Ideally I could do something like this:

{% set assets = craft.assets.find({sourceId: 2, order: '{{ asset.date }}'}) %}

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You're so close it's maddening—you should be able to order by a custom field as well:

{% set assets = craft.assets.find({sourceId: 2, order: 'date desc'}) %}

Where date is the name of your custom field.

From the Craft docs (emphasis added):

Possible values include 'title', 'id', 'sourceId', 'folderId', 'filename', 'kind', 'width', 'height', 'size', 'dateCreated', and 'dateUpdated', as well as any textual custom field handles.

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  • Thank you. I was so close. It works perfectly. I've also noted your edits on my post for future questions. Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 17:44
  • @NiallThompson Your question was excellent and thorough, I just did some tidying. I hope you don't mind :)
    – Matt Stein
    Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 17:46

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