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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Data Transformation
  3. Data Processor Transformation
  4. Wizard Input and Output Formats
  5. Relational Input and Output
  6. XMap
  7. Libraries
  8. Schema Object
  9. Command Line Interface
  10. Scripts
  11. Parsers
  12. Script Ports
  13. Document Processors
  14. Formats
  15. Data Holders
  16. Anchors
  17. Transformers
  18. Actions
  19. Serializers
  20. Mappers
  21. Locators, Keys, and Indexing
  22. Streamers
  23. Validators, Notifications, and Failure Handling
  24. Validation Rules
  25. Custom Script Components

Data Transformation User Guide

Data Transformation User Guide

Sort

Sort

The
Sort
action sorts the occurrences of a multiple-occurrence data holder. The output the original content of the data holder. The sort is case sensitive.
If you run the action on an XML element that contains attributes or nested elements, you can use them as sort keys.
The following table describes the properties of the
Sort
action:
Property
Description
by_fields
Defines a list of sort keys in decreasing order of precedence. For each field, select the data holder and an
ascending
or
descending
sort. You can select the multiple-occurrence data holder itself, or any of its nested elements or attributes. To sort numerically, a sort key must have a numerical data type such as
xs:integer
.
disabled
Determines whether the Script ignores the component and all of the child components. Use this property to test, debug, and modify a Script. You can choose one of the following options:
  • Selected. The Script ignores the component.
  • Cleared. The Script applies the component.
The default is cleared.
name
A descriptive label for the component. This label appears in the log file and the
Events
view. Use the
name
property to identify the component that caused the event.
on_fail
The action to take if the component fails. You can choose one of the following options:
  • Cleared. Take no action.
  • CustomLog. Write to the user log.
  • LogError. Write an error message to the engine log.
  • LogInfo. Write an information message to the engine log.
  • LogWarning. Write a warning message to the engine log.
  • NotifyFailure. Send a notification.
Default is cleared. For more information about handling component failures, see Failure Handling.
phase
Determines when the Script processes the component. You can choose one of the following options:
  • initial. The Script processes the component during the initial phase.
  • main. The Script processes the component during the main phase.
  • final. The Script processes the component during the final phase.
For more information, see How a Parser Searches for Anchors.
Default is main.
recurring_element
Defines a multiple-occurrence data holder to be sorted.
remark
A user-defined comment that describes the purpose or action of the component.


Updated September 26, 2018