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Subject: RE: Is it possible to create xsl:sort from input parameters using XSLT 2.0 (Saxon)?
From: Nick Glenister <NGlenister@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 14:32:56 +0100
xsl sort order data type

Thanks for the reply, it make perfect sense. I will try the following
instead which will limit me to a maximum of three sorts but is probably more
than enough in practice.

<xsl:for-each select="$tempRoot/product">
        <xsl:when test="boolean($sortField)=true">

            <xsl:sort select="$sortField/SortField[1]"
case-order="$sortField/SortField[1]/@CaseOrder" />

            <xsl:sort select="$sortField/SortField[2]"
case-order="$sortField/SortField[2]/@CaseOrder" />

            <xsl:sort select="$sortField/SortField[3]"
case-order="$sortField/SortField[3]/@CaseOrder" />




-----Original Message-----
From: Huditsch, Roman (LNG-VIE) [mailto:Roman.Huditsch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 27 July 2006 13:55
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE:  Is it possible to create xsl:sort from input
parameters using XSLT 2.0 (Saxon)?

Hi Nick,

As far as I can tell, it is not possible to generate <xsl:sort>
instructions that way, since the <xsl:sort>s in your example would only
apply to your inner for-each loop.
Is a two-pass solution also suitable for you?

best regards,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Glenister [mailto:NGlenister@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 1:01 PM
> To: 'xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject:  Is it possible to create xsl:sort from input
> parameters using XSLT 2.0 (Saxon)?
> Hi,
> I am trying to create dynamic sorts in my XSLT file so the
> end user can select different fields to sort the data on then
> rerun the XSLT.
> The XSLT is called from a vb.net app where the chosen sort
> fields are passed as XML into a param called sortField:
> <SortFields>
>       <SortField DataType="number" CaseOrder="lowercasefirst"
> Order="ascending">lenderid</SortField>
>       <SortField DataType="number" CaseOrder="lowercasefirst"
> Order="ascending">generalproductid</SortField>
> </SortFields>
> Using the following XSL:
>       <xsl:for-each select="$tempRoot/product">
>               <xsl:choose>
>                       <xsl:when test="boolean($sortField)=true">
>                               <xsl:for-each
> select="$sortField/SortFields/SortField">
>                                       <xsl:sort select="."
> order="@Order"
> data-type="@DataType" case-order="@CaseOrder" />
>                               </xsl:for-each>
>                       </xsl:when>
>               </xsl:choose>
>       </xsl:for-each>
> which (in my head at least) would result in something akin too:
>       <xsl:for-each select="$tempRoot/product">
>               <xsl:sort select="lenderid" order="ascending"
> data-type="number" case-order="lowercasefirst"/>
>               <xsl:sort select="generalproductid" order="ascending"
> data-type="number" case-order="lowercasefirst"/>
>       </xsl:for-each>
> The main input XML document which is being transformed looks
> like this:
> <root>
>       <product>
>               <lenderid>1234</lenderid>
>               <generalproductid>12344321</genrealproductid>
>               <lendername>fred</lendername>
>                ...
>       </product>
>       <product>
>               ...
>       </product>
> </root>
> Having tried doing it I'm now pretty sure that this isn't
> possible as I get a compile error on the xsl:sort order as it
> is expecting ascending or descending.
> Is there any other way of achieving this?
> Cheers
> Nick
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