I believe this is another manifestation of the same underlying problem in this bug, but it’s a far more visible and frustrating occurrence.
Steps to reproduce:
1: Create a table with three rows, and put entries “A”, “Z”, and “M”, in that order, in one column:
2: Sort the table ascending on this column:
3: Select the first two rows:
- Right-click and hit “duplicate 2 rows”:
The selected rows are duplicated.
Two rows are duplicated, just not what you selected:
Coda appears to treat “Duplicate N rows” as “Duplicate N rows starting at @TheFirstOne”. Since the sort is not applied at the dataset level, the rows to be duplicated are calculated on the unsorted data, which has Z immediately following A.