Sort by date label changed

I use labels in DT to specify the status of my documents as “to read”, “reading” and “have read”. When I create a smart group I can see all the documents that I have read.

I want to sort these in the order that I read them. The best way to do this would seem to be to sort by the date that the “have read” label was applied.

Is this possible, or is there a better way to do what I am trying to achieve?

DEVONthink doesn’t keep track of the date on which a label (or any other property) was set.

The only way would be to use custom meta data of type date.

Custom metadata for date last read? Yeah not a bad idea, thanks.

Or a smart rule which reacts on labelling, and adds the current date to metadata at that point in time. Whatever best suits your needs.

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You can add a smart rule to update the “date read” custom metadata field with the current date, when the “have read” label is selected? How would you do that?