Elementname: SortSequence

Description

Sort a list.

Allowed attributes: criterion, numerical, order, removeduplicates, select

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>

Commands

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