I have a custom post type which uses dates and i have my custom columns set up in the admin. I need to be able to do order by that column by default - i have tried this code which I found on the net but after playing with it for an hour i still couldn't make it work and it only seemed to want to sort by title; can anyone help me.
I had to do this on a program management system. this should do the trick.
assuming your dates are stored like YYY-MM-DD