Sort Transformation Editor

Use the Sort Transformation Editor dialog box to select the columns to sort, set the sort order, and specify whether duplicates are removed.

To learn more about the Sort transformation, see Sort Transformation.

Available Input Columns

Using the check boxes, specify the columns to sort.


View the name of each available input column.


Indicate whether to include the column in the sorted output.

Input Column

Select from the list of available input columns for each row. Your selections are reflected in the check box selections in the Available Input Columns table.

Output Alias

Type an alias for each output column. The default is the name of the input column; however, you can choose any unique, descriptive name.

Sort Type

Indicate whether to sort in ascending or descending order.

Sort Order

Indicate the order in which to sort columns. This must be set manually for each column.

Comparison Flags

For information about the string comparison options, see Comparing String Data.

Remove rows with duplicate sort values

Indicate whether the transformation copies duplicate rows to the transformation output, or creates a single entry for all duplicates, based on the specified string comparison options.