ActiveAdmin.register Philosoraptor do controller do def index params[:order] = "name_asc" super end end end
Because each Resource in ActiveAdmin (meaning table in the database,
or rails model) has a controller, you can
modify the controller.
What I did above was just add to the params array a key called
order with a value of
name_asc - meaning I wanted my philosoraptors to be sorted in order to by name, ascending (from a to z).
You can find out these order key values by looking at the end of the URL in your browser, in Active Admin. The query string will be everything after the ? in the URL, after clicking on one of the column names in the top row of the table.
In my code example above, I put in the order parameter, then I called
super on the method to inherit the rest of the controller code from
Hopefully you find that this works for you. It’s a pretty easy way of setting up a default sort in ActiveAdmin. Let me know if you have any comments or troubles getting it working in your app.