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Sort DocumentCollection in LotusScript

From Ulf Grindstadt

We need the ability to sort Document collections, like NotesDocumentCollection.Sort(FieldNameArray)
  • Guest
  • Jul 19 2018
  • Planning to implement
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  • Guest commented
    18 Sep, 2020 04:53am

    If I recall right, techtarget solution is limited to dc's of same database. As it is just one line of code to fix this (Set db = s.currentdatabase versus set db = dc.'WhatEverItTakesHere' ) this should be corrected when implementing.

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    John Curtis commented
    17 Sep, 2020 01:31pm

    In plan for v12

  • Guest commented
    10 Jan, 2020 01:51am

    Use case: User clicks a "report" button and enters a date range and selects customer number, part number or location.  A db.search returns the matching documents in a collection.  The desired field values are then written to Excel for display.  It looks clunky to use Excel's sort after the rows are written. 

    The SearchDomino solution works  fine.  Nevertheless, it would be nice if it was built in.

  • Guest commented
    10 Jan, 2020 12:21am

    Basic Document Collection Sort function:  see https://searchdomino.techtarget.com/tip/LotusScript-sorts-a-Lotus-Notes-document-collection

  • Guest commented
    21 Feb, 2019 10:53pm

    Please look at maintainOrder in 10.0.1 on (Notes)ViewEntryCollection intersect and subtract functions.  If you intersect your NotesDocumentCollection with a sorted NotesViewEntryCollection, you get sorted results.

    We'll do more, but I wanted to make sure people knew about it.  It's available in 10.0.1.


  • Guest commented
    9 Feb, 2019 12:32am

    I have been developing under Lotus since 2001 fulltime, and never needed to sort collections.
    The need to sort collections usually speaks of improperly projected applications.

  • Guest commented
    4 Feb, 2019 08:32am

    Domino 10.0.1 provides a solution with ViewEntryCollection.intersect(DocumentCollection dc, boolean maintainOrder);

    That way, you can use a sorted view (or sort it in code with View.resortView(String column)), get a ViewEntryCollection via View.getAllEntries() and reduce it to only contain entries of your document collection.

  • Guest commented
    28 Dec, 2018 08:55pm

    Please add this.  It's somewhat embarrassing that we don't have a sort method.  I will add to Ulf's suggestion, by including another argument:


    NotesDocumentCollection.Sort(FieldNameArray, Ascending or Descending)

  • Guest commented
    14 Nov, 2018 03:46pm

    Testing DQL via node.js, I also realized that we need sorting for DQL

  • Guest commented
    1 Aug, 2018 07:17am

    +1 for "add sorting to DQL"

  • Guest commented
    27 Jul, 2018 11:45pm

    Or add sorting to DQL.