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Sorting a Scripting Dictionary Populated with String Data
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A Scripting Dictionary object is the equivalent of a PERL associative array, where information is stored in an array consisting of unique keys and item data. Because this information is stored unsorted, enumerating through the array returns information in the order it was stored. The purpose of this article is to define the SortDictionary() function that sorts the contents of a dictionary object populated with string data by key or item.
The following code example defines two constants, dictKey and dictItem, which are used by the SortDictionary() function. The SortDictionary() function takes two parameters, an object previously created as a scripting dictionary and one of the constants to determine whether to sort by the dictionary's keys or items.
A Working ExampleThe following example makes use of the above function.
Note: All comments have been removed from the actual sorting function in this example.
Copy the following ASP code and save it to a folder as Sortdemo.asp with at least Scripts access:
When browsed, the following output should be displayed:
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Article ID: 246067 - Last Review: August 8, 2007 - Revision: 3.3