SortSequence

Sort a list.

Child elements

(none)

Parent elements

AtPageCreation, AtPageShipout, Case, Contents, Element, ForAll, Loop, Otherwise, Record, SaveDataset, SavePages, SetVariable, Until, While

Attributes

criterion (text)
Name of the attribute that is used as the sort key.
numerical (optional, since version 3.1.21)
Sort alphabetical or numerical
yes
Sort alphabetical
no
Sort alphabetical (default)
order (optional, since version 3.1.22)
Select the sorting order
ascending
Use ascending sort order (default)
descending
Use descending sort order
removeduplicates (text, optional)
If this attribute is used then it contains the name of the data-attribute that gets evaluated when duplicates are eliminated.
select (XPath expression)
The data that should be sorted.

Example

Data:
<data>
  <elt value="one"/>
  <elt value="two"/>
  <elt value="three"/>
</data>
Layout:
<Record element="data">
  <SetVariable variable="unsorted" select="*"/>
  <SetVariable variable="sorted">
    <SortSequence select="$unsorted" criterion="value"/>
  </SetVariable>
  <PlaceObject>
    <Textblock>
      <ForAll select="$sorted">
        <Paragraph><Value select="@value"></Value></Paragraph>
      </ForAll>
    </Textblock>
  </PlaceObject>
</Record>

See also

The section Sorting data.