Order added?

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31 Dec, 2014 05:07 AM

I added information from a textbook two days in a row (about 30 days worth of review) in the order chapter 1, 2, 3,4 one day; and 5,6,7,8 the next. My decks are set to 'see new cards in order added'. It would seem that the EXACT order is not preserved, but rather the order of days in which they were added. For example, my seeing of cards from chapter 1-4 is in a somewhat random order so far but not seeing any from 5-8 yet. Is my assumption correct?


  1. 1 Posted by mnhende2 on 31 Dec, 2014 01:19 PM

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    Anki doesn't do automatically what you are asking for, so I'm responding
    with a way you can it to work.

    In the browser, sort your cards by creation date.

    Then highlight all the cards for the day/section that you want to see,
    but want to be random.

    Go to Edit > Reposition

    For the Start Position field: Just type in a "1" (which means the batch
    of cards will be be the next ones you start seeing).

    Also, check the "randomize order" box.

    This will put that entire batch/day at the beginning of your review list
    and will randomize those.

    Then days/weeks later when those cards are all done, you can repeat the
    same step with the next batch. If you want to do it all at once. You'll
    have to see the last order number of your first batch, then you'll have
    to put the "Start Position" field number for your next back to be the
    subsequent number.

    Best, mnhende2

  2. 2 Posted by tall_rice on 31 Dec, 2014 04:50 PM

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    Thank you,
    This is a cool feature, but unfortunately it does not answer my question.
    My problem seems to be that bcards from batches added on the same day
    appear seemingly random in the order of learning. i am trying to attain
    order and not randomization, but apart from the day in which they were
    added, the cards seem to appear randomly in review.



  3. 3 Posted by mnhende2 on 31 Dec, 2014 05:39 PM

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    Hmmm... If you have it selected as "show cards in order added" in your
    options for the deck. Then the new cards (on the first time they are
    displayed) should show in the order listed in the browser in the "Due"
    column, lowest number first.

    In the "Due" column you'll have two types of "numbers". One is a date,
    and those are cards that are already in review and the date listed in
    the "Due" column is the day it is scheduled to show next. Cards that are
    new (not seen before) will have an integer instead of a date. Sometimes
    these integers are really high (six or so digits), but the exact number
    isn't important, it's relative order is. The card with the lowest
    integer should be the next new card shown.

    You can go into your browser, sort by the Due column, and see what the
    lowest integer is. That should be the next new card that shows. The one
    with the second lowest integer should be the next card, and so on.

    Can you confirm if this is happening?

    Best, mnhende2 (a fellow Anki user)

  4. 4 Posted by Vit on 31 Dec, 2014 07:45 PM

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    I just created 10 cards; they did show up , during review, in the order added.
    Maybe you activated the wrong Option Group - one which does not say 'in order added' ?

    PS. Do you Have to study cards in the order; i assume you do.
    There are a few ways to achieve that.

  5. 5 Posted by tall_rice on 31 Dec, 2014 10:06 PM

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    It seems, as per my browser due field sort, that the information is being displayed correctly, so I suppose for now this thread was all for naught. I am not sure why some of the data was in incorrect order from before, but I will look through the browser data further and keep an eye on my reviews to see if there is any inconsistency with anki itself. I appreciate all the feedback very much. Thank you


  6. 6 Posted by mnhende2 on 31 Dec, 2014 11:18 PM

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    Glad to help. If problems do occur, let us know. And remember that you
    can use the Edit > Reposition feature to adjust cards when you do notice
    that their Due order is not what you want it to be.

    Best, mnhende2

  7. 7 Posted by tall_rice on 01 Jan, 2015 01:18 AM

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    thanks again, best for your new years folks

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