Selected values for Multi-select option sets not displayed alphabetically

Version 9.0 of Dynamics 365 (only available for Online at the time of writing) introduced multi-select option sets. Many blog articles have described the features and information for developers is available here.

One thing that I noticed recently is the way selected values are shown in forms and lists is not sorted alphabetically but instead the order is based on the numerical value of the the selected options.

Consider the definition of this multi-select option set:

Label Value

Belgium

963,740,000

The Netherlands

963,740,001

United Kingdom

963,740,002

Spain

963,740,003

Germany

963,740,004

Notice how on the form, the selected values are shown in order of number and not alphabetically by label.

Multi-select field on form showing values not in alphabetical order

I think alphabetical sorting would be more useful.

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