chismith

Spatial sort a field without ArcInfo

Discussion created by chismith on Nov 15, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 15, 2012 by dkwiens
For ArcPad's display purpose, I need to spatially sort point feature class named "WO" by field "WONUM" by descending order. The purpose for this is to visually show the latest date and numbered point on top of the display for field crew.
I'm currently using ArcEditor version 10.0 and understand that I need to have ArcInfo in order to spatial sort my field of interest, "WONUM" by using "SHAPE" in addition as a requirement.

When I use the Sort Management tool in ArcEditor, sorting by descending order, without the "SHAPE" field, I get the followings. Ideally, it would sort the highest number on top and lowest number on the bottom (317788 top, 31135 bottom)

314788
314787
314786
31235
31135
290176
289998
158186

Can anyone help me with a workaround or a python code that will do this?
Many thanks

CS

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