Thanks, Gary, that gives me a better idea of what you’re suggesting. So basically all my ‘special selections’ would be listed as subroutines in the popup menu; and your proposal is that I go ahead and sort my selections by Series and Numbers, even though I know that will mess up the rest of the database—because I’ll be able to Undo it afterwards. Is that a reasonable summary?
That would produce the outcome I’m looking for, but I can see two possible problems with it: First, if try to reproduce all the ‘special selections’ I’ve already created in Bento, there would probably be too many for a popup menu—I have 77 of them, and I still create new ones from time to time. Quite a few of the older ones could now be left out, but it would still be a pretty lengthy popup list!
Secondly, these lists would be very temporary because of the need to Undo them every time to restore the database to its default sort order. I could not leave such a selection in place when closing the app; and I could not make any permanent changes while such a selection was in place, since they’d all have to be undone—if I’m understanding your suggestion correctly. I might also find it difficult to jump from one ‘special selection’ to another and back again to make comparisons, etc., because each selection would have to be created afresh every time.
These problems may not be deal-breakers (for instance I’ve already recorded a procedure to restore the default sort order); I’m just thinking aloud about how it would work out in practice. Thanks for suggesting this way forward.