Hi,

I've a String, and want to store a number which would a be a sort key. If I sort with the number sort key I should get the string in correct ascending order.

Here''re sorme string

Albert Einstein > 4556565

Albert Blum > 4525655

So sorting it by the sort key would be

Albert Blum > 4525655

Albert Einstein > 4556565

Of course, if another records arrives like

Albert Cohen, its number key would be between 4525655 and 4556565. Meaning, those niumber keys shouldn't be based on a foundset. They need to be absolute (the sring length can be like 32 chars max)

That's because another system I use needs to have an integer sorting key

Of course 4525655 and 4556565 are just numbers I made off to illustrate the point. I need to know how to generate those number keys

Are you in fact sorting on LastName?