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Sort Field Names Tool

In my environment, creating tables with fields in a particular order is a requirement.

The Select tool (and others) let me manually change sort orders. The Select tool will also allow me to sort on Field Name in Ascending or Descending order.

I can add a sort order prefix to my input data with the Dynamic Rename tool, connect a Select tool and then go into the Select tool properties to sort by Field Name. But this requires that I first run the module so that the Select tool knows what the incoming fields are called, then set up the Select tool properties, and then rerun the module. If I change the prefixes or the list of incoming variables, the Select tool has to be reconfigured.

It would be really nice if there was a Field Sort tool that only had Ascending or Descending as properties that would 'dynamically' do what the Sort on Field Name option in the Select tool does.

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)
Hi Tom,

Do you mean something like this:

12 - Quasar
That's exactly what I was looking for!
I don't know why I didn't think of it myself...great use of the Dynamic Rename and Union tools.
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

I have now released a version of this macro as part of my Blog Macro pack here:

and so have removed the download for the version above.