When creating a system collection via API, it is created from database but ignores defined sorting. Steps to reproduce: Create a new system collection and add at least two records. Fetch the system collection via API: <pre> \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Collection\StaticRecordCollection::create(, true); </pre> The records might be in expected order. Now adjust order of items in system collection record. Refresh and the old order should be returned.