ISORT= column within item label for alphabetical sort in Table 15 = 1

Table 15 lists items alphabetically. Table 1 and Table 12 list them alphabetically within lines. As standard, the whole item name is used. Select the sorting columns in the item labels with ISORT= using the column selection rules, e.g., starting in column Snn and ending in column Enn or of width Wnn.


Example 1: The item name is entered in the specification file as sequence number, followed by identification in column 6. Sort by identification for Table 15.



ISORT=5-30   ; sort the items reported in Table 15 by item descriptions


0001 Addition Item

0002 Subtraction Item

0003 Multiplication item

0004 Division item

      sort column



Example 2: The item name contains several important classifiers. Table 15 is required for each one:


15 - - - 1 ; sort starts with column 1 of item name

15 - - - 6 ; sort starts with column 6

15 - - - 13 ; sort starts with column 13 of the item name and goes to the end of the item name

    - entered as place-holders, see TFILE=



MCQU Geogrp 1995-0234

sort column

         sort column

                   sort column




Example 3: A version of Table 15, sorted on item name column 13, is to be specified on the DOS command line or on the Extra Specifications line. Commas are used as separators, and "-" as place-holders:

TFILE=* 15,-,-,-,13 *

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