Sorting Columns

JB sundown at pacifier.com
Tue Mar 3 09:30:19 EST 2015


Thank you very much, Craig!

John Balgenorth


On Mar 3, 2015, at 6:18 AM, dunbarx at aol.com wrote:

> An easy way is to extract the full dataset, perhaps with the "dgData". This will give you a tab and return delimited list. Then you might sort by a function:
> 
> 
> sort yourData numeric by goodNumber(item columnOfInterest of each)
> 
> 
> where:
> 
> 
> function goodNumber var
>  repeat for each char tChar in var
>    if var is in "0123456789" then put tChar after temp
>  end repeat
>  return temp
> end goodNumber
> 
> 
> Craig Newman
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JB <sundown at pacifier.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Tue, Mar 3, 2015 6:33 am
> Subject: Sorting Columns
> 
> 
> I have a data grid and one of the columns
> has numbers with commas included.  If I
> use the property  inspector and select the
> header column I can choose sort by text
> or numeric.  Due to the commas neither
> of the sort types gives me a correct sort.
> 
> Do I need to make another array and strip
> the commas and then use that sort with
> columns from the original array?  What is
> the best way to sort numeric columns with
> commas included in the numbers?
> 
> John Balgenort
> 
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