text sortType

Andrew Kluthe andrew at ctech.me
Tue May 28 13:46:37 CDT 2013


Ah, I should have been more clear in my example.

Item 1 is a string consisting of a name and a number with a space in
between. The other items I have not provided examples of here, because they
contain information unrelated to the sort  but may have made what I am
trying to do more clear.

If i sort by item 1 I would assume that "MO 8" would be placed before "MO
12" but it stops when it comes to the number.

I beleive this is because the "1" in "12" in the example above comes before
"8". I wish it would consider "12" an entire number in the match, but I
understand why it doesn't work this way because it is using ASCII numbers
to sort them yes?

I always get in the habit of setting the itemDelimiter right before a sort,
so i don't think it's getting changed.




On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 1:22 PM, <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:

> There is an undocumented feature, though it is noted in the user notes
> under "sort" and "sort container" in the dictionary:
>
>
> sort by sortKey1 & sortKey2 & sortKey3...
>
>
>
> all in one line. Both methods produce stable multiple sorts.
>
>
>
> Craig Newman
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tiemo Hollmann TB <toolbook at kestner.de>
> To: 'How to use LiveCode' <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Tue, May 28, 2013 1:35 pm
> Subject: AW: text sortType
>
>
> How about sorting twice
> sort lines of sReportText numeric by item 2 of each
> sort lines of sReportText by item 1 of each
> didn't tested
> Tiemo
>
>
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] Im
> Auftrag
> > von Andrew Kluthe
> > Gesendet: Dienstag, 28. Mai 2013 19:06
> > An: How to use LiveCode
> > Betreff: text sortType
> >
> > Hello Ya'll,
> >
> > I am trying to sort some tab delimited data by item 1 of each. Item 1 of
> > each is a name and a number.
> >
> > Kansas 1
> > Kansas 3
> > MO 3
> > MO 8
> >
> >
> > Anyhow, when I run the sort as
> >
> > sort lines of sReportText by item 1 of each
> >
> > I get it sorted pretty close, but entries with the same name and a
> > different number are not sorted numerically after being sorted
> > alphabetically.
> >
> > Are there any built in options or tricks I could use to get the desired
> > result without having to write a custom sort function for this seemingly
> > simple task?
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Andrew Kluthe
> > andrew at ctech.me
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Regards,

Andrew Kluthe
andrew at ctech.me


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