Sort By Random Order Does not change


For the last 2 days I’ve been stuck trying to get Sort by Random Order to work. It appears I’m not the only one with this issue.

I have a list of 20 questions, I want to do a search for the 20 questions, sorted randomly, then select the first 6 from the list. This works on first page load. However, if I reload the page, the same order is displayed no matter what I do.

From what I can tell, sort by random order is either being cached somewhere or isn’t really sorting.

Ideally, I’d like to be able to reload the repeating group with a different set of random questions if the user fails the quiz however that’s not working.

Display list in repeating group displays the same data. Using a custom state and storing questions in that returns the same list. Reloading the page completely returns the same list.

Is this a bug?


It may be a big-

If you read its documentation-

It should change the order on each refresh. It’s better to report on Bubble support.

One workaround-

If it is caching the response locally, instead of “do a search for”, call the Bubble API by passing a unique string into the API header.

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Yes, Random Sorting definitely is not working. I have submitted a support ticket.

I would prefer not to enable the API just to get around something that should work.