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Ahmed Haboubi
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Joined: Oct 21, 2000
Posts: 36
When using the order-by parameter in the for-each instruction on numbers, the result is unexpected. For example, you may get the following sorting:
12
5
81
9
It seems like order-by is not treating them as numbers, but rather as text. What is the solution for this?
Thanking you in advance.
Scott Collens
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Joined: Jun 21, 2001
Posts: 20
You are correct.
The result of the evaluation expression is always converted to a string. Therefore it looks at the first digit in the number for its first filter, then the second and so on. To order the numbers properly you must set the data-type attribute to number.
<xsl:sort select="expression" data-type="number" order="ascending"/>
Ahmed Haboubi
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Joined: Oct 21, 2000
Posts: 36
Yes, it worked, Thanks for the help
 
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