Biml Language Reference
Sort Element
The Sort transformation sorts input data in the specified order and then copies the sorted data to an output file.
Attributes
  Attribute API Type Default Description
AutoPassThrough Boolean
This value specifies whether unspecified columns will automatically be passed through to the output path. The default is True.

[.NET API Property: AutoPassThrough]

EliminateDuplicates Boolean
This value determines whether duplicate rows are removed from output. The default value is False.

[.NET API Property: EliminateDuplicates]

LocaleId Language
This value specifies which locale is used by the dataflow task.

[.NET API Property: LocaleId]

MaximumThreads Int32
This value specifies the greatest number of threads that can be used for sorting. The default value is 0, which means that the number of threads is unlimited.

[.NET API Property: MaximumThreads]

Name String
Specifies the name of the object. This name can be used to reference this object from anywhere else in the program.

[.NET API Property: Name]

ValidateExternalMetadata Boolean
This value specifies whether the data flow transformation is validated against columns that originated in external data sources. When server assets such as tables and stored procedures are created during processing, ValidateExternalMetadata is normally set to False, which prevents validation from completing at compile time.

[.NET API Property: ValidateExternalMetadata]

Singleton Children
  Child API Type Description
<ErrorHandling /> AstComponentErrorHandlingNode
This value specifies how errors are handled by default in columns processed by the component. This can be overriden at the component or column level for specific cases.

[.NET API Property: ErrorHandling]

<InputPath /> AstDataflowInputPathNode
This specifies the input path that will be used by this dataflow component. If an input path is not specified, the dataflow component will attempt to automatically discover an appropriate input path based on the surrounding dataflow.

[.NET API Property: InputPath]

Collection Children
  Child API Type Description
<Annotations>
    <Annotation />
</Annotations>
AstAnnotationNode
This is a collection of annotation items that can be used to specify documentation, tags, or other information. Annotations are particularly useful for storing information about nodes that can be used by BimlScript code.

[.NET API Property: Annotations]

<Columns>
    <Column />
</Columns>
AstSortColumnNode
This is a collection of mapping definitions that specify sorting configuration information for each of the sorted columns.

[.NET API Property: Columns]

<DataflowOverrides>
    Multiple Choices...
</DataflowOverrides>
AstDataflowOverrideNode
Provides a collection of objects to override properties of the component, its input paths, its output paths, and its consituent dataflow columns.

[.NET API Property: DataflowOverrides]