PREP_PROCESS_FILENAME provides no ascending or descending alphabetical order

Document ID : KB000089523
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
PREP_PROCESS_FILENAME provides no ascending or descending alphabetical order
Resolution:

Symptoms

PREP_PROCESS_FILENAME provides no ascending or descending alphabetical order


Cause

PREP_PROCESS_FILENAME is not designed to provide any sort order.

There is an error in Automic documentation: "The file names are listed in alphabetically ascending order."

This function is not given and will be removed in future versions of documentation.


Resolution

The most efficient way to get a alphabetically sorted output is to use the prep_process command with appropriate OS parameters.

Example for a WIN system:

:SET &HND# = PREP_PROCESS("[WINagent]","WINCMD","*.*.*:*DIR*","CMD=DIR C:","UC_LOGIN=[LOGIN]")

:process &HND#

: set &ret# = get_process_line(&HND#,1)

: p &ret#

:endprocess

This method uses less resources and is flexible.