×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
• Talk With Other Members
• Be Notified Of Responses
• Keyword Search
Favorite Forums
• Automated Signatures
• Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

#### Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

# sort order

## sort order

(OP)
I am using CR 16

I want to sort order of report based on a parameter. I include the parameter in a formula and then put this formula in sort order

If {?SortOrder}= "Counterparty" then {qrcr_cpartyderivativeslimits.CounterpartyGroupName}
else totext({qrcr_cpartyderivativeslimits.AvailableLimit})

The only problem is I have to turn amount {qrcr_cpartyderivativeslimits.AvailableLimit} into text and when you do this the sorting order is not correct

### RE: sort order

Totext({table.number},”0,000,000,000.00”

Add additional zeros at the beginning if numbers can be higher than 1 billion. use this in your sort formula, but display the actual field in your report.

-LB

### RE: sort order

(OP)
this worked to large extent but didn't handle negative numbers. I would expect (want) something like this as the number sort order
-6
-3
-2
1
2
3
4
5

but I got

1
-2
2
-3
3
4
5
-6

### RE: sort order

Make two sort formulas like the following and add them to the sort order separately:

//{@sortbycounterparty}:
if {?Sort Order}="Counterparty" then
{qrcr_cpartyderivativeslimits.CounterpartyGroupName}

//{@sortbyavailablelimit}:
if {?Sort Order}<>"Counterparty" then
{qrcr_cpartyderivativeslimits.AvailableLimit}

Only one of the formulas will have an impact, based on the selected parameter.

-LB

### RE: sort order

(OP)
great that works fine thanks

#### Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

#### Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Close Box

# Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

• Talk To Other Members
• Notification Of Responses To Questions
• Favorite Forums One Click Access
• Keyword Search Of All Posts, And More...

Register now while it's still free!