how to sort lines with a $ amount

larry at significantplanet.org larry at significantplanet.org
Tue Apr 1 05:41:51 CEST 2014


Yes, but you pointed me in the right direction. Jacqui's is good and I'm 
sure I'll use something like that one day.
Yours was 1 line of code and very adequate for my current needs!  Thanks 
again!
(plus with yours I learned about being able to sort by char and word within 
the same line of code.)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerry Jensen" <jhj at jhj.com>
To: "How to use LiveCode" <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: how to sort lines with a $ amount


> Oops. So much for not testing. I like Jacqui's the best. Passing each to a 
> function opens a lot of doors.
> .Jerry
>
> On Mar 31, 2014, at 8:28 PM, larry at significantplanet.org wrote:
>
>> Jerry,
>> Yours was the simplest solution.  Thanks very much!  FYI, I had to leave 
>> out "the" to make it work.
>> So my script is:
>> sort lines of field "myStuff" numeric by char 2 to -1 of word 4 of each
>> Larry
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry Jensen" <jhj at jhj.com>
>> To: "How to use LiveCode" <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 8:48 PM
>> Subject: Re: how to sort lines with a $ amount
>>
>>
>> If you can really really count on the $ always being present, you could 
>> do:
>> sort the lines of field "myStuff" numeric by char 2 to -1 of word 4 of 
>> each
>
>
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