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How do I sort a text field from right to left?

  • 1.  How do I sort a text field from right to left?

    Posted 01-31-2019 22:52
    Want to sort 14054.0, 14054.1, 14054.2........ 14054.10
    but it is sorting as 14054.0, 14054.1, 14054.10, 14054.2


  • 2.  RE: How do I sort a text field from right to left?

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    Posted 01-31-2019 23:07
    Make sure the field is numeric. If it is a text field, that's how it will be sorted.


  • 3.  RE: How do I sort a text field from right to left?

    Posted 01-31-2019 23:13
    I understand your questions and will post a response if I can before my plane leaves.

    you will need to create field for sorting purposes that looks like this

    14054.000 
    14054.001,
    14054.020
    14054.100




  • 4.  RE: How do I sort a text field from right to left?

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    Posted 01-31-2019 23:23
    If you are pretty confident that the field will only contain numbers, then you can change its data type to numeric.


  • 5.  RE: How do I sort a text field from right to left?

    Posted 01-31-2019 23:26
    It will only contain numbers. 
    I have tried it that way but when I increase the decimal the 14054.1 becomes 14054.10 and I already have a 14054.10 document



  • 6.  RE: How do I sort a text field from right to left?

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    Posted 01-31-2019 23:31
    Numerically speaking, 14054.1 is the same as 14054.10 or 14054.100. The trailing zeroes does not change the value. Now, if you already have the value, and you sort them based on that number, they will appear together. I have another question: What do you mean "14054.10 document?" Can you provide more context?


  • 7.  RE: How do I sort a text field from right to left?

    Posted 02-01-2019 00:02
    Marlene has a document numbering system where say the versions are indicated by the suffix.

    So the original is version 0, then it counts up to .1, and then .2 and eventually to .10 where 10 is after 2.


  • 8.  RE: How do I sort a text field from right to left?

    Posted 01-31-2019 23:58
    Not tested buy try this as a sort field. You do not need to display it on the report, just sort on it.  This is a formula text field type

    var text LeftOfDecimal = Left([my field],".");

    var text RightOfDecimal = IF(Contains([my field],"."), Right([my field],".");

    var text NewRightOfDecimal = Right("000" &  $RightOfDecimal,3);

    If(Trim([my field]<>"", List(".", $LeftOfDecimal, $NewRightOfDecimal)

    If there are any syntax error or problem, please post your code and the error message as this was not tested.