From: Simon Arnold
To: Suvi Joseph
General VFP Topics
Sunday, October 06, 2002 10:07:45 AM
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> > > > > Dear All,
> > > > > I came to know from VFP Help we can sort two dimensional array using ASORT command. But really didnt understand how I go about it. I can have directory structure using ADIR(xfile,"*.*"). Now I want to sort this with file extension. How do I do that? Can anyone help me?
> > > > > Thanks in advance
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > > Suvi Joseph
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Since extension isn't one of the fields that ADIR stores, you will need to first do a run though the filename and store a JUSTEXT() to an additional element of the array. Once that is done, sorting is as easy as ASORT(xdir,nColumntoSortBy).
> > > >
> > >
> > > I am sorry. I didnt get what you are saying. is JUSTTEXT() a command?. From my understanding ADIR stores file extension too. If I say ?xfile(1,2). It shows some number. I thought that is extension stored in number and If I sort that column, I will get the the sorting by extension. wont I? And please tell me what is JUSTTEXT()? It shows an error message when I run this in command prompt.
> > > Regards,
> > > Suvi Joseph
> > It is JUSTEXT only one T in the middle.
> > It gives you just the extension of a filename.
> > ~S
> Thanks Steve!! What does the second column in ADIR store? When I type ?xfile(1,2) it gives some number.
> Thanks once again.
> Suvi Joseph
ADIR Creates the following columns:
1 = File names Character
2 = File sizes Numeric
3 = Dates last modified Date
4 = Times last modified Character
5 = File attributes Character
So you have been sorting the array on File Size.
Posted by Suvi Joseph @ 10/2/2002 3:01:30 PM
Posted by Steve Bloodsworth @ 10/2/2002 3:43:18 PM
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Posted by Steve Bloodsworth @ 10/3/2002 2:56:47 PM
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Posted by Simon Arnold @ 10/6/2002 10:07:45 AM
Thanks Simon and Steve
Posted by Suvi Joseph @ 10/6/2002 10:29:37 AM
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