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SortArray ( valueList ; sortDirection ; dataType )

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Mogens Brun, FM Integrator
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Sort an array (text, number, date or time ) ascending or descending

Sample Input:
lorem
ipsum
dolor
sit
amet
consectetuer
adipiscing
elit
Sample Output:
adipiscing
amet
consectetuer
dolor
elit
ipsum
lorem
sit


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

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Description:

Sort an array of either text, number, date or time values ascending or descending using the sort merge method (originally implemented for custom functions by Shaun Flisakowski and later by Theo Ros). The method is descriped in Wikipedia under "Merge sort".

Performance on a 1,66 GHz Mac Intel Core Duo: 50 word array: 60 msec. 100 word array: 150 msec. 500 word array : 1,1 sec. Sorting of dates are 30% faster.

20-25 times faster sorting of text arrays may be obtained using Troi Text Plug-in.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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