SortColumn Property (RDS)

Indicates by which column to sort the records.


Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, RDS server components are no longer included in the Windows operating system (see Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Compatibility Cookbook for more detail). RDS client components will be removed in a future version of Windows. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. Applications that use RDS should migrate to WCF Data Service.


DataControl.SortColumn = String  


An object variable that represents an RDS.DataControl object.

A String value that represents the name or alias of the column by which to sort the records.


The SortColumn, SortDirection, FilterValue, FilterCriterion, and FilterColumn properties provide sorting and filtering functionality on the client-side cache. The sorting functionality orders records by values from one column. The filtering functionality displays a subset of records based on find criteria, while the full Recordset is maintained in the cache. The Reset method will execute the criteria and replace the current Recordset with an updatable Recordset.

To sort on a Recordset, you must first save any pending changes. If you are using the RDS.DataControl, you can use the SubmitChanges method. For example, if your RDS.DataControl is named ADC1, your code would be ADC1.SubmitChanges. If you are using an ADO Recordset, you can use its UpdateBatch method. Using UpdateBatch is the recommended method for Recordset objects created with the CreateRecordset method. For example, your code could be myRS.UpdateBatch or ADC1.Recordset.UpdateBatch.

Applies To

DataControl Object (RDS)

See Also

FilterColumn, FilterCriterion, FilterValue, SortColumn, and SortDirection Properties and Reset Method Example (VBScript)
Sort Property
SortDirection Property (RDS)