Re: [xsl] <xsl:sort> using a derived element

Subject: Re: [xsl] <xsl:sort> using a derived element
From: Jeni Tennison <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 17:00:30 +0000
Hi Edith,

> I'd like to sort using ItmDesc, but only a substring of it.  Here's my sort:
> <xsl:sort select="substring-after(ItmDesc,'-')" order="ascending"/>
> Here's an example of the data, I want to sort Spokane, not 214-Spokane:
> <ItmDesc>214-Spokane</ItmDesc>
> The sort statement above does not do it.  How do I do it?

What you have should work as long as the ItmDesc elements are children of
the elements that you're sorting.  You should have something like:

   <xsl:for-each select="Itm">
      <xsl:sort select="substring-after(ItmDesc, '-')"
                order="ascending" />

with the source being something like:


I guess another possibility would be that you might be using the old
MSXML namespace rather than the XSLT namespace?



Jeni Tennison

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