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Sort tab

The Sort tab allows you to customize settings related to sort function.

Fast Binary Comparison check box

If this is checked, fast binary comparison is used to sort. The locale information is ignored when this is checked.

Stable Sort check box

If this is checked, stable sort is used. The stable sort maintains the relative order of records. The stable sort is usually slower.

Ignore case check box

If this is checked, case is ignored.

Do not differentiate between Hiragana and Katakana characters check box

If this is checked, corresponding Hiragana and Katakana characters compare as equal.

Ignore nonspacing characters check box

If this is checked, nonspacing characters are ignored.

Ignore symbols check box

If this is checked, symbols are ignored.

Do not differentiate between a half-width and a full-width characters check box

If this is checked, the difference between half-width and full-width characters is ignored, for example, C a t = cat. The full-width form is a formatting distinction used in Chinese and Japanese scripts.

Treat punctuation marks the same as symbols check box

If this is checked, punctuation marks are treated the same as symbols.

Ignore leading non-numeric characters when sorting numbers check box

If this is checked, leading non-numeric characters are ignored when sorting numbers.

Locale drop-down list box

Specifies the locale used for the sort.

Maximum Memory Size text box

Specifies the maximum memory size used for sort as percentage.

Reset button

Reset to default settings.

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