FitDay Discussion Boards

FitDay Discussion Boards (
-   FitDay 2.0 Feedback & Support (
-   -   alphabetize custom foods (

snyderpat 07-08-2012 10:45 PM

alphabetize custom foods
how can I alphabetizer or categorize custom foods so I don't have to root thru the list to find something.

01gt4.6 07-09-2012 02:34 AM

Mine are alphabetized. :confused: You can also search for them to find them quicker.

snyderpat 07-09-2012 11:57 AM

It is my custom list that is not alphabetized, it lists in the same order that I entered the food item. the program supplied food items are in the correct order.

snyderpat 07-09-2012 11:59 AM

seriously impressed with your progress pictures, looking fine!!!! How did you post them?

David1946 02-03-2015 08:18 PM

alphabetize custom foods
How can some users have an "automatically" alphabetically sorted Custom Foods list and most other users seem to be in the same boat as I am.. list is shown chronologically. I purchased the PC FitDay V2 today, Feb 3, 2015. Downloaded to my PC problems. I had a much older version ( and during the install of 2.0, I was prompted as to whether or not I wanted to keep my "old" list of Custom Foods. Said Yes and the install completed without a problem.
I still can NOT sort the Custom Foods list. Is this ability only on the "Premium" version? Should I completely delete everything in my Custom Foods list and start over? Does the PC v2 version even support a sorted Custom Foods list? If not, why not? Trying to find a selection in a chronological list is the pits. This short fall is so glaringly obvious that I can not understand why v2 did not have it as one of it's primary "fixes".
FitDay... any chance of a patch, or am I doing something wrong, or are we all stuck with a difficult Customs Food listing?

Kathy13118 02-03-2015 09:22 PM

Do you always enter your custom food with the first letter of the first word capitalized? I notice from time to time that a food has disappeared, apparently, from my custom foods list (which shows up alphabetized) and it shows up at the bottom of the list. When I edit it to change that first letter (which is the starting point for sorting in alphabetical order), it 'fixes' the problem.

Ummm - I just realized that you said your entries are listed chronologically, as in the 'recently added foods' listing. That IS strange, and has nothing to do with sorting by caps!

David1946 02-03-2015 10:51 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. And yes, I even tried the "trick" of going into edit, changing the first letter to lower case, saving and seeing if that changed the list in any way. Nope. Then I turned FitDay off and restarted the program so that it would be forced to re-read the database. No luck. Did this several times and finally had to give up. I am beginning to think that when v2 loaded and adopted the old Custom Food data, it somehow lost whatever ability it had to sort alphabetically. What I might try is to go into "File" and begin a new account with a different name and test Custom Foods to see if it will magically sort the entries the way I want.
Will post an entry with this test results.
Thanks again.

David1946 02-03-2015 11:08 PM

This just keeps going off the weird meter. I started a "New" account and per the applications notice, I did NOT use the old database and created a "clean" database with no entries. Went into Custom Foods and added the following test entries:
and no sorting took place. The Custom Foods list looks exactly like what I have shown above. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

David1946 02-03-2015 11:33 PM

Me Again...
One last test... Tried a warm reboot (Restart). No Luck.
Custom Foods list is still chronologically listed. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.

paisleyjane 02-04-2015 04:26 AM

In the meantime, instead of scrolling up and down through your list, looking for the item you want, you can use Ctrl+F and your computer will pop up a little search bar where you can search for the word/item on the page.


Kathy13118 02-04-2015 03:18 PM

I didn't know about that ctrl+F move. Thanks

Does this happen in every browser? (IE, Chrome, Firefox, etc.?)

David1946 02-04-2015 04:07 PM

Thanks Roxy.. I have not given up on trying to solve what seems to be long lived problem for some if not most of the FitDay PC users. Tried a new approach this morning. I went into Control Panel / Programs & Features (Win 7 Home) and deleted FitDay. Checked with WIN Explorer... Sub-directory, executable and database files all gone. I then re-installed FitDay v2. Something very interesting happened. When I first installed v2 yesterday, the install routine asked me if I wanted to incorporate old data in the new v2 application. Said yes. Yesterday, as part of my testing, I created a new account and added three items (see previous post, this thread).
Fast forward to today and the new "clean" download. Not so clean. Apparently, when I created the "new" account, that information was preserved by FitDay in the cloud. The reason I say this is the new "clean" load with no previous databases anywhere somehow has my three test foods in the Custom Foods. The db file name created is "common". The only way I can figure that this data was found by the install routine is it exists in the cloud at FitDay.
Now.... Why is this a key to solving this problem? It is my belief (I am a programmer) that the problem with Custom Foods not automatically alphabetizing lies in the executable source code that is generated during the install process. If you include your old data, no matter what you try, Custom Foods will NOT alphabetize. To make matters worse, when I downloaded FitDay v2 today, the question of using previous data was NOT presented. The download app found the Custom Foods created yesterday and continued on it's merry way. It transferred the cloud data to a database (.fdb) file on my PC. So in effect, the install automatically answered the question of whether or not I wanted old data included, which I think may be the culprit in this whole alphabetizing issue.
I am going to ask Tech Support for help and see if they can find / delete the cloud based Custom Foods that is attached to my name. My goal is a truly "clean" PC v2 install with no previous data anywhere. If Custom Foods suddenly starts sorting, then I probably have found the long sought after solution. If not, I will probably go outside and break something.
Will keep everyone posted on the results.

David1946 02-04-2015 05:04 PM

Other Custom Food Sort Threads
FYI.. The following Forum threads are also questioning why Custom Foods is not sorting itself in alphabetical order:
Custom Food
List Sort Order
Custom Foods
Custom Foods Carry Over
Listing Food Alphabetically


Kathy13118 02-05-2015 03:47 PM

Never mind about my browser question. This is happening in the PC version, right?

David1946 02-05-2015 04:32 PM

If you are referring to the alphabetizing issue, the correct answer is YES.


David1946 07-02-2016 02:47 PM

New Year, Same Song
I was so frustrated with the inability to alphabetize the Custom Foods list, that I gave up (Feb 2015). Fast forward about 17 months. Tried something new yesterday, July 1, 2016. I re-purchased Fitday PC V2 under a new name so that Fitday would have absolutely no record connected to my name. Good news... The Custom Foods list was completely empty. BAD news... It still will not alphabetize entries.
Last year I tried repeatedly to start a dialog with their Tech Support. Gave them my email ( as well as my home phone (314 434-3529). I am still waiting to hear anything from them. Does Fitday really have a Tech Support? Is there anyone at Fitday listening to the WEB chatter or Tech Support requests? This problem is one that even I could fix if I had access to their source code, which of course will never happen. But talking to a Fitday programmer (assuming one still exists) would be giant step forward in resolving this long standing issue.
Is anyone out there reading this??? If so, how can I grab Fitday's attention?

David1946 07-04-2016 02:29 PM

Custom Foods Alpha Bug
Tried a slightly different approach. If FITDAY will not respond to my pleas, then maybe their parent company, Nutrition Software, might respond. Send them an email yesterday outlining this problem and begging for someone to communicate with. Now in the "Wait and see" mode. Will keep posting any progress or lack there of.

David1946 07-08-2016 03:16 PM

Posting Correction
My previous post stated that the parent company for FitDay was NUTRITION SOFTWARE. Wrong. Let me try again. Parent company WEB page is Internet Brands, Inc. – Contact Us Sorry for the confusion. :mad:

David1946 07-08-2016 03:29 PM

Interesting thing just happened. My previous post had the full email address for reaching Internet Brands/Contact Us. That URL was automatically deleted and replaced with just their name. Guess they don't want users contacting them. Let me try this: start with the usual "w w w." (only without the spaces) and then add "internet brands" (with NO space) and then the usual ".com" followed by a "/contact-us/"
Hopefully this posting will not be automatically re-written by FitDay.

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:22 AM.