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Antw: [xsl] Sorting results by output of a conversion template


Subject: Antw: [xsl] Sorting results by output of a conversion template
From: agnes.kielen@xxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 10:28:36 +0100

Hi,
Allen wrote:

> 
> I have some sophisticated sorting to do and only a basic level of
> knowledge.
> 
> Essentially, I have an element coming down called 'assignStartTime' which
> holds a three-digit numeric value e.g. 181, 145, 85, 133 etc etc. Now,
> these figures actually represent a time and once passed through to a
> conversion template (called 'convertApptEndTime'), return a figure like
> 12:00pm or 3:00pm etc etc. The conversion template looks like this:
> 

You could try something like:
<xsl:sort select="substring-before(':', your_result)" data-type="number"/>

In this way the sort is done on the numbers. You still have to make a difference between am and pm, but I think that's an extension of the solution above.

Cheers,
Agnes


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