dsc at swcp.com
Tue May 28 15:51:16 EDT 2013
I think this and Geoff's are good! This one is more general if you can come up with some sort of metric or sortvalue for each item/list. Geoff's is simpler for this case. The speed difference will depend on the length of the list.
Shouldn't the zero be put 'before' instead of 'after' to force a numerical sort?
Also, there is a shortcut.
put char -6 to -1 of ("000000" & tKey) into tKey
On May 28, 2013, at 1:41 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> The following worked for me (with apologies ofr any asterisks that may be
> inserted into the script by my email client)
> It assumes there won;t be any numbers > 6 digits.
> *on* mouseUp
> *sort* lines of field "Field" by reformatLine(each)
> *end* mouseUp
> *function* reformatLine l
> *local* tKey
> *put* word 1 to -2 of item 1 of l into tKey
> *repeat* 6-the length of word -1 of item 1 of l
> *put* zero after tKey
> *end* *repeat*
> *put* word -1 of item 1 of l after tKey
> *return* tKey
> *end* reformatLine
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