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sort command examples

The following are examples for using the SPL2 sort command. To learn more about the sort command, see How the sort command works.

1. Specify different sort orders for each field

This example sorts the results first by the lastname field in ascending order and then by the firstname field in descending order. Because ascending is the default sort order, you don't need to specify it unless you want to be explicit.

... | sort lastname, -firstname

2. Specify the number of sorted results to return

This example sorts the results and returns a maximum of 100 of the sorted results. The results are sorted first by the size field in descending order. If there are duplicate values in the size field, the results are sorted by the source field in ascending order.

... | sort 100 -size, +source

3. Use the sort options to specify field types

Sort the results by the ipaddress field in ascending order and then sort by the url field in descending order.

... | sort num(ipaddress), -str(url)

See also

sort command
sort command overview
sort command syntax details
sort command usage
Last modified on 18 June, 2021
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