sorting zip codes

Jon jbondy at sover.net
Mon Jul 11 07:33:41 EDT 2005


<"chars" is often synonymous with "char", but not always. >

Can this possibly be true?  Really?  Sigh


Jeanne A. E. DeVoto wrote:

> At 11:52 AM -0700 7/10/2005, Rich Lague wrote:
>
>> I'm trying to set up a sort of a stack of address cards by zip code. 
>> Some of the zips are only the first 5 numbers and some of them are in 
>> the form "xxxxx-xxxx".
>>
>> The script, "sort cards numeric by field "zip"" sorts all the 9 
>> number zips first, then sorts the 5 number zips-- not what I want.
>>
>> I tried "sort cards of this stack numeric by chars 1 to 5 of field 
>> "zip"" I go a "bad factor" error.
>
>
> You need to delete the "s":
>
>   sort cards by char 1 to 5 of field "Zip"
>
> "chars" is often synonymous with "char", but not always.




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