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Please make sure you have read the Tag Syntax document and understand how tag attribute syntax works.

Description

A Tag that sorts a List using a Comparator both passed in as the tag attribute. If var attribute is specified, the sorted list will be placed into the PageContext attribute using the key specified by var. The sorted list will ALWAYS be pushed into the stack and poped at the end of this tag.

Sort a List using a Comparator both passed in as the tag attribute.

Attributes

Dynamic Attributes Allowed:

false
 

Name

Required

Default

Evaluated

Type

Description

comparator true false java.util.Comparator The comparator to use
source false false String The iterable source to sort
var false false String The name to store the resultant iterator into page context, if such name is supplied

Examples

Example 1

<s:sort comparator="myComparator" source="myList">
     <s:iterator>
     <!-- do something with each sorted elements -->
     <s:property value="..." />
     </s:iterator>
</s:sort>

Example 2

<s:sort var="mySortedList" comparator="myComparator" source="myList" />

<%
   Iterator sortedIterator = (Iterator) pageContext.getAttribute("mySortedList");
   for (Iterator i = sortedIterator; i.hasNext(); ) {
     // do something with each of the sorted elements
   }
%>