how to sort lines with a $ amount

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Tue Apr 1 09:00:22 CEST 2014


my solution was very dumb. Sorry to muddy the waters.

cleverness abounds on this list.

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*Stephen Barncard - San Francisco Ca. USA - Deeds Not Words*


On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 8:50 PM, Jerry Jensen <jhj at jhj.com> wrote:

> I also learned from Jacqui that to scramble the lines of a field:
> sort lines of field "stuffToScramble" by random(999999999)
> Neat trick, that.
>
> On Mar 31, 2014, at 8:41 PM, <larry at significantplanet.org> wrote:
>
> > 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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