# List.Sort

## Syntax

List.Sort(list as list, optional comparisonCriteria as any) as list

Sorts a list of data, list, according to the optional criteria specified. An optional parameter, comparisonCriteria, can be specified as the comparison criterion. This can take the following values:

• To control the order, the comparison criterion can be an Order enum value. (Order.Descending, Order.Ascending).

• To compute a key to be used for sorting, a function of 1 argument can be used.

• To both select a key and control order, comparison criterion can be a list containing the key and order ({each 1 / _, Order.Descending}).

• To completely control the comparison, a function of 2 arguments can be used. This function will be passed two items from the list (any two items, in any order). The function should return one of the following values:

• -1: The first item is less than the second item.
• 0: The items are equal.
• 1: The first item is greater than the second item.

Value.Compare is a method that can be used to delegate this logic.

## Example 1

Sort the list {2, 3, 1}.

Usage

List.Sort({2, 3, 1})

Output

{1, 2, 3}

## Example 2

Sort the list {2, 3, 1} in descending order.

Usage

List.Sort({2, 3, 1}, Order.Descending)

Output

{3, 2, 1}

## Example 3

Sort the list {2, 3, 1} in descending order using the Value.Compare method.

Usage

List.Sort({2, 3, 1}, (x, y) => Value.Compare(1/x, 1/y))

Output

{3, 2, 1}