Sort Tool

The Sort tool arranges the records in a table in alphanumeric order based on the values of the specified data fields.

Configure the tool

Use Dictionary Order: Select to enable the associated drop down, then select a character or language set to sort by.

Select sort Fields with the drop downs.

  • Name: The column to sort on.

  • Order: The sequence the output follows. The default value is Ascending.

If the data is sorted on multiple columns, the Sort tool determines sorting order with the Fields list, starting with the uppermost entry. Manipulate the list sorting order with the Up, Down, and Delete buttons on the right.

Stable sort

The Sort tool uses a stable sorting algorithm to maintain the relative order of rows that have equal sort values.
Two records are input, Record1 before Record2. The records have the same value being sorted on. Record1 is before Record2 in the sorted output.