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(Excel) XML Sort by Content

Demonstrates the SortByContent method.

The input XML, available at http://www.chilkatsoft.com/data/fruitSort2.xml, is this:

<root>
    <fruits>
        <apples>
            <apple>fuji</apple>
            <apple>gala</apple>
            <apple>granny smith</apple>
            <apple>honeycrisp</apple>
            <apple>mcintosh</apple>
        </apples>
        <fruit>banana</fruit>
        <fruit>blackberry</fruit>
        <fruit>blueberry</fruit>
        <fruit>orange</fruit>
        <fruit>pear</fruit>
    </fruits>
</root>

Download Excel Class Modules

Chilkat Excel Class Modules

Dim xml As Chilkat.Xml
Set xml = Chilkat.NewXml
Dim xSortRoot As Chilkat.Xml

Dim success As Boolean
'  The sample input XML is available at http://www.chilkatsoft.com/data/fruitSort2.xml
success = xml.LoadXmlFile("fruitSort2.xml")
If (success <> True) Then
    Debug.Print xml.LastErrorText
    Exit Sub
End If

'  Sort the direct children under the "fruits" node by tag:
Set xSortRoot = xml.FindChild("fruits")

'  Sort in ascending order.
Dim bAscending As Boolean
bAscending = True
xSortRoot.SortByContent bAscending

'  Show the result:
Debug.Print xml.GetXml()

'  Note:  The "apples" node contains child nodes, but its
'  text content is 0-length (empty).  Therefore, when sorting in
'  ascending order, it will be positioned before the direct
'  children containing non-empty content.

/*
<root>
    <fruits>
        <apples>
            <apple>granny smith</apple>
            <apple>gala</apple>
            <apple>fuji</apple>
            <apple>mcintosh</apple>
            <apple>honeycrisp</apple>
        </apples>
        <fruit>banana</fruit>
        <fruit>blackberry</fruit>
        <fruit>blueberry</fruit>
        <fruit>orange</fruit>
        <fruit>pear</fruit>
    </fruits>
</root>
*/ ' Sort the direct children under the "apples" node: success = xSortRoot.FindChild2("apples") xSortRoot.SortByContent bAscending Debug.Print xml.GetXml() /*
<root>
    <fruits>
        <apples>
            <apple>fuji</apple>
            <apple>gala</apple>
            <apple>granny smith</apple>
            <apple>honeycrisp</apple>
            <apple>mcintosh</apple>
        </apples>
        <fruit>banana</fruit>
        <fruit>blackberry</fruit>
        <fruit>blueberry</fruit>
        <fruit>orange</fruit>
        <fruit>pear</fruit>
    </fruits>
</root>
*/
 

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