Ordering Meta Box group rows by a sub field in Bricks

In the BricksLabs Facebook group a user asks:

Any idea how to set the sort order of a cloneable group in the query? In this case, I just need to sort social media accounts alphabetically. I know it can be done manually, but that isn't a viable option with multiple people entering content.

In the past, we showed how posts could be sorted/ordered by a Meta Box group field's sub-field value in the Sort Posts by Meta Box Group Sub Field in Bricks tutorial.

This Pro tutorial shows a relatively simplified case of the above where we want to order the rows of a Meta Box group by the value of one of its sub fields in Bricks.

Given this Meta Box group (JSON export below the screenshot):

JSON export of the field group

let's say, for a specific post the group-type field is populated like this:

With the Meta Box group query type for a query loop in the single post Bricks template like this:

The output on the single post will be:

After implementing this tutorial, it will become:

i.e., the results are sorted in ascending order of the account type (sub field value).


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