Ben Ford - 1 year ago
You can use the following app to create custom related lists with multi-sorting and mass actions ( works in SF lightning & classic):
The smart-tables/grids app: https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N30000009uXwyEAE
The provider: http://www.zaapit.com/page/smart-tables
Adding a custom lightning related list:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ly2C_aI7PA
Adding a custom classic related list:http://www.zaapit.com/page/Videos
Tags: Sort Related Lists Open Activities / Activity History, Sort Related Lists
Sam Howle - 2 years ago
There is a workaround- the Open Activities related list is sorted by due date so you can tweak this as needed. It's not ideal but for example when I have a set of tasks auto-generated for a new custom object record I set the default due dates based on a general timeframe (or more specific if possible). That way it will sort in a more logical order. Not ideal, but easier than creating a custom component / page to display it the way you want.
But yes, this seems like an obvious oversight that should have been implemented a long time ago.