The sort commands operate on the currently selected column. To select a column click on the column heading. The selected column will display the column name in a higlighted style. Only one column may be selected at a time.

Click on the appropriate button to sort the records into ascending or descending order, or to return to the original order of the underlying dataset. The sort command only changes the order of records in the table viewer, the underlying dataset does no change permanently. Number fields are sorted in numeric sequence, and character fields are sorted into alphabetic sequence.