Re: sort on more than one element

Subject: Re: sort on more than one element
From: "Steve Muench" <Steve.Muench@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 09:53:37 -0400 (EST)
| <xsl:sort select="col1;col2"/>
| the parser says that it does not expect a ';'. I tried a ','
| - but dint work too.

List each sort key in it's own <xsl:sort> element.
The first one that appears in document order is
the "primary" sort, the second one that appears
is the "secondary" sort, etc.

<xsl:for-each select="customer-list/customer">
  <!-- Sort (alphabetically) on customer @name attr -->  
  <xsl:sort select="@name"/>
  <!-- Sort (numerically, descending) on sum of their orders -->
  <xsl:sort select="sum(orders/order/total)" 
         data-type="number" order="descending"/>

  <!-- etc. -->

Steve Muench, Lead XML Evangelist & Consulting Product Manager
BC4J & XSQL Servlet Development Teams, Oracle Rep to XSL WG
Author "Building Oracle XML Applications", O'Reilly

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