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I have an Nodelist that i want to read in to an Excelsheet, but first i want to sort the list by 1.ProjectId or Name, 2. by AssignmentID?
Dim AssignmentsNode As IXMLDOMNodeList
Dim AssignmentNode As IXMLDOMNode
 
Set oXMLDAssignments = New DOMDocument30
oXMLDAssignments.loadXML (XML)
        
If oXMLDAssignments.parseError.errorCode = 0 Then
   If Not oXMLDAssignments Is Nothing Then
     Set AssignmentsNode = oXMLDAssignments.selectNodes("//Assignment")
   End if
end if
 
How can i sort the assignmentsNode (IXMLDOMNodeList)  by "ProjectID" or "ProjecName" and "Assignment" before 
 
 
For Each AssignmentNode In AssignmentsNode
  Get assignmentdata 
Next
 
Result:
Project1
  Assignment1
  Assignment2...
Project2
  Assignment1
  Assignment2...

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Question by:Torsleff-Experten
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by:Zvonko
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Check this:
AssignmentsNode.SortRecordsByContent("Assignment", True)
AssignmentsNode.SortRecordsByContent("ProjectID", True)

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by:BigRat
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There is no method in NodeList to sort the elements, and probably trying to write one will take a lot of time. THere is however a solution using XSL which produces the document sorted as you want. It runs like :-

XMLDoc.Load sXMLFile
XSLDoc.Load sortXSLFile
XMLDoc.loadXML(XMLDoc .transformNode(XSLDoc));

Hereafter you select the top level nodes you want.

sortXSLFile
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform";>
 <xsl:output method="xml" version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes"/>

 <xsl:template match="/toplevel">
  <xsl:copy>
   <xsl:apply-templates select="/leveltosort" />
    <xsl:sort select="sortColumn" data-type="number" order="ascending"/>
   </xsl:apply-templates>
  </xsl:copy>
 </xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

Here column to sort is numeric. See XSLT Sort element for further options.
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Zvonko earned 750 total points
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Sorry, DOMDocument30 has no SortRecordsByContent() method.
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by:Torsleff-Experten
ID: 22866700
hmm yes i came to that conclusion too, could i use a XSL stylesheet or some other way?

i have tried sorting the data after i put it to Excel, but im getting this error:

1004 Method 'Range' of object '_Global' failed
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