PnPJs SPFx orderBy() not working?

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In the PnPJs Agnostic Framework Some fields are not sortable, let’s assume this call is using a MODEL where TrainingAreaPosition is a number column without decimal places:

const [trainingPages, setPages] = useState<ISomeModel[]>([]);

//* Omitted for abbreviation */

const spCache = spfi(_sp).using(Caching({ store: "session" }))
const sortField: string = "TrainingAreaPosition";
const sortAsc: boolean = true;

const response: ISomeModelResponse[] = await spCache.web.lists
          "Id", "Title", "TrainingArea", "TrainingPageActive", "TrainingAreaPosition", "FileLeafRef")
                    .filter("TrainingPageActive eq 1")
                    .orderBy(sortField, sortAsc)

const items: ISomeModel[] = ISomeModelResponse) => {
    return {
        Id: item.Id,
        Title: item.Title,
        TrainingArea: item.TrainingArea,
        Active: item.TrainingPageActive,
        Position: item.TrainingAreaPosition,
        Name: item.FileLeafRef


I’m using a Custom React Hook, fix by comparing the field name, where Position is a property of the Model to Map

const byPosition = items.slice(0);
byPosition.sort(function (a, b) {
    return a.Position - b.Position;


//* Omitted for abbreviation */

    return [trainingPages, isError] as const

export default useTrainingPages

Joao Livio

Joao is a Consultant with more than 27 years of experience in various technologies, he has been working with SharePoint since version 2003, an area in which he decided to specialize. Today he works in the Modern Workplace area with focus in Migrations to Office/Microsoft 365 as well in the Ecosystem Development, having fun in amazing projects and in amazing Corporations and Clients. MCP, MCTS, MVP Alumni, Nintext and Certified Lean Specialist

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