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yaz_sort

(PHP 4 >= 4.1.0)

yaz_sort -- Sets sorting criteria

Description

int yaz_sort ( resource id, string criteria)

This function sets sorting criteria and enables Z39.50 Sort. Call this function before yaz_search(). Using this function alone does not have any effect. When used in conjunction with yaz_search(), a Z39.50 Sort will be sent after a search response has been received and before any records are retrieved with Z39.50 Present (yaz_present(). The parameter criteria takes the form

field1 flags1 field2 flags2 ...

where field1 specifies the primary attributes for sort, field2 seconds, etc.. The field specifies either a numerical attribute combinations consisting of type=value pairs separated by comma (e.g. 1=4,2=1) ; or the field may specify a plain string criteria (e.g. title. The flags is a sequnce of the following characters which may not be separated by any white space.

Sort Flags

a

Sort ascending

d

Sort descending

i

Case insensitive sorting

s

Case sensitive sorting

Example 1. Sort Criterias

To sort on Bib1 attribute title, case insensitive, and ascending you would use the following sort criteria:
1=4 ia

If the secondary sorting criteria should be author, case sensitive and ascending you would use:
1=4 ia 1=1003 sa

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