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DbServer.OrderDescend Method

Return and optionally change the descending flag of an order.

Namespace:  VO
Assembly:  VORDDClasses (in VORDDClasses.dll) Version: 2.19
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uOrder (Optional)
Type: Usual
The name of the order or a number representing its position in the order list. Using the order name is the preferred method since the position may be difficult to determine using multiple-order index files. If omitted or NIL, the controlling order is assumed. Specifying an invalid value will raise a runtime error.
oFSIndex (Optional)
Type: Usual
A string or filespec object that specifies the name of an index file, including an optional drive and directory (no extension should be specified). Use this argument with cOrder to remove ambiguity when there are two or more orders with the same name in different index files. If oFSIndex is not open by the current process, a runtime error is raised.
lNew (Optional)
Type: Usual
TRUE dynamically turns on the descending flag for the order, resulting in descending order. FALSE dynamically turns the flag off, resulting in ascending order.

Return Value

Type: Usual
If lNew is not specified, DBServer:OrderDescend() returns the current setting. If lNewDescend is specified, the previous setting is returned.
DBServer:OrderDescend() changes the ascending/descending flag at runtime only—it does not change the descending flag stored in the actual index file.
Tip Tip
If you are using DbServer:OrderDescend() with Scopes, you need to swap the Top and Bottom scope values !
1oServer:OrderScope (TOPSCOPE, cFrom)
2oServer:OrderScope (BOTTOMSCOPE, cTo)
3oServer:OrderDescend(,, TRUE)
4oServer:OrderScope (TOPSCOPE, cTo)
5oServer:OrderScope (BOTTOMSCOPE, cFrom)
The following example illustrates DBServer:OrderDescend(); every order can be both ascending and descending:
 1LOCAL oDBCust AS DBServer
 2oDBCust := Customer{}
 3oDBCust:CreateOrder("Last", "customer", "oDBCust:LastName")
 4oDBCust:SetOrderCondition(,,,,,,,,,, TRUE)
 5oDBCust:CreateOrder("First", "customer", "oDBCust:FirstName")
 6oDBCust:SetOrder("Last")        // Last was originally created in ascending order
 7oDBCust:OrderDescend(,, TRUE)    // Swap it to descending
 8// Last will now be processed in descending order
 9oDBCust:SetOrder("First")        // First was originally created in descending order
10oDBCust:OrderDescend(,, FALSE)    // Swap it to ascending
11// First will now be processed in ascending order
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