The table class can be the target of the sort command, which takes as its required parameter, the column to be used as the sorting reference.
sort v : Sort the rows of the table.
by column : The column to sort by.
[ direction ascending/descending ] : The location at which to insert the object.
[ in rows range ] : Limit the sort to the specified rows.
The command includes two optional parameters: one for determining the sorting direction; and another for limiting the sort to the indicated rows.
For example, the table shown below is an attendance table:
To sort the rows of the table based on the column of containing the names, pass a reference to the first column as the direct parameter of the sort command, and indicate the desired sorting order using the optional direction parameter:
tell thisTable to sort by column 1 direction ascending
The table is then sorted: