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[Resolved] Alphabetizing/Sorting A Data List


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jfusco

Community Member, 52 Posts

25 January 2009 at 10:43am

Edited: 26/01/2009 1:00pm

Hello,

I have looked in the SS documentation and located the syntax for the DataObject::Get query:

$records = DataObject::get($obj, $filter, $sort, $join, $limit);


My question is, what are the valid arguments for $sort? If I want to alphabetize my query results, what value needs to be in that parameter?

Sorry if this is a noob question, my eyes are tired from looking at the web and my brain can't figure out how to phrase my searches anymore.

Thanks in advance,
Joe

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ajshort

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25 January 2009 at 1:57pm

The $sort param is exactly the same as your SQL ORDER clause (without the actualy ORDER BY part). To sort alphabetically, you just do something like "`MyField` DESC"

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jfusco

Community Member, 52 Posts

25 January 2009 at 4:43pm

I'm hanging my head in embarrassed shame but I have very little idea what you just said. I'm not familiar with the SQL ORDER clause. Are you saying I need to put "DESC" in place of $Sort in the expression?

Thanks

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jfusco

Community Member, 52 Posts

26 January 2009 at 12:49pm

Alright, I figured out I could put "Title DESC" into the $Sort parameter and it sorts... from Z to A. How do I reverse the sort?

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ajshort

Community Member, 244 Posts

26 January 2009 at 12:54pm

You can use ASC/DESC to change the order.

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jfusco

Community Member, 52 Posts

26 January 2009 at 1:00pm

Yep, just figured that out. Actually, I just removed the DESC qualifier (which I originally thought meant DESCription, not DESCending - FACEPALM -).

D'OH!!