# In-text references are not alphabetically ordered

I am using BibLaTex with APA style and Biber backend.

The example document of biblatex-apa states that multiple in-text references should be automatically ordered complying the APA 6 style independent from the order of input in the `\cite` command.

However, this is not working for me. The references in the document are ordered as put in in the cite command.

E.g. `\textcite{AuthorC2001, AuthorA2001, AuthorB2001}` will be printed in the PDF as

AuthorC (2001), AuthorA (2001), AuthorB (2001)

AuthorA (2001), AuthorB (2001), AuthorC (2001)

I took me hours to find the answer. However, I just stumbled across the following posting.

Just put the option

`````` sortcites=true
``````

in the the preamble.

E.g.:

`````` \usepackage[style=apa, backend=biber, sortcites=true]{biblatex}
``````

Now everything works as expected.

• I too dug forever to find this posting: thank you! Note the posting linked does not discuss this option... – mfloren Sep 25 '17 at 19:00
• The linked posting does indeed not discuss this option. However, the posting somehow helped me -- magically -- to find the answer to my original question ;). – phx Mar 16 '18 at 7:54