input from os-dir : sort order ?

Posted by jmls on 03-Sep-2013 13:23


Using the input from os-dir(<<dir>>) - is there any documentation on the order of the files being returned ?

I have been running tests all day , with various filenames and it _always_ comes out in alphabetical order.

Which is a good thing for my purposes - if it didn't then I'd have to go down the road of creating temp-tables and passing them around (because I need to recursively descend into sub directories)

Have I just been lucky today ?

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Posted by Youssif Shanshiry on 09-Oct-2013 16:02

Yes you have been lucky.  Input from OS-DIR does not always return the result in alphabetical order.  See KB 000035975 for details.

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