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Subject: RE: [xsl] Sorting different date formats
From: "Josh Canfield" <josh.canfield@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 01:22:25 -0800

The date format that you chose allows for sorting the value as text. 

Input XML:

<events>
	<event>
		<date>2004-02-12</date>
	</event>
	<event>
		<date>2003-02-15</date>
	</event>
	<event>
		<date>2004-03-01</date>
	</event>
	<event>
		<date>2001-02-11</date>
	</event>
	<event>
		<date>2004-11-15</date>
	</event>
</events>

The XSL template:

<!-- match the root of the document -->
<xsl:template match="/">
<!-- output sorted_events element -->
<sorted_events>
  <!-- Iterate over all events/event nodes -->
  <xsl:for-each select="events/event">
    <!-- sort the nodes by text value of the events/event/date node -->
    <xsl:sort select="date" data-type="text" order="ascending"/>
    <!-- copy of the event node to the output -->
    <xsl:copy-of select="."/>
  </xsl:for-each>
</sorted_events>
</xsl:template>


Output XML:

<sorted_events>
  <event>
    <date>2001-02-11</date>
  </event>
  <event>
    <date>2003-02-15</date>
  </event>
  <event>
    <date>2004-02-12</date>
  </event>
  <event>
    <date>2004-03-01</date>
  </event>
  <event>
    <date>2004-11-15</date>
  </event>
</sorted_events>

Hope this helps,
Josh

-----Original Message-----
From: allan.mccluskey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:allan.mccluskey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 12:28 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] Sorting different date formats


Hi all,

Could someone please show me how to perform and XSL:SORT on an date in this
format? <endDate>2004-02-15</endDate>

I have many other sorts that I need to perform so an explantion would also
be much appreciated so I can fully understand how you do it : )

Many thanks,
Allan






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