Sort a Table Using One Column
This page provides a LibreOffice Basic macro procedure that sorts a table based on the values in one column. It is an example drawn from Chapter 13 ("Calc as a Database") of the 7.0 Calc Guide.
In a Calc macro, data within a range is sorted by calling the sort() method on the range object. When a sort operation is called on a range, an array of properties known as a sort descriptor is passed to the sort method. Contained within a descriptor’s properties are sort fields, which are structures that inform Calc how to sort a range according to the data contained within one of its rows or columns.
As an example, the macro below sorts a class grade sheet in cells $Sheet1.A1:H11 according to average grade in descending order. The linked spreadsheet contains such a grade sheet.
Sub SortAverageGrade Dim oSheet Dim oRange Dim oSortFields(0) as new com.sun.star.util.SortField Dim oSortDesc(0) as new com.sun.star.beans.PropertyValue oSheet = ThisComponent.Sheets(0) REM Set the range on which to sort oRange = oSheet.getCellRangeByName("A1:H11") REM Sort by the Average grade field in the range in descending order oSortFields(0).Field = 7 oSortFields(0).SortAscending = FALSE REM Set the sort fields to use oSortDesc(0).Name = "SortFields" oSortDesc(0).Value = oSortFields() REM Now sort the range! oRange.Sort(oSortDesc()) End Sub
This Calc spreadsheet contains the above LibreOffice Basic code.