They can still specify the record schema, even if they ask explicitly for
zero records. So use that schema parm.
Why would they ask for an existing set to be sorted and not want any of the
records back? That makes no sense. If there is a need for such a thing,
it's perfect for a new service.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Denenberg [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 10:14 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: sort parameter
> "LeVan,Ralph" wrote:
> > Sort doesn't make any sense in the first case, and should
> be accompanied by
> > a request for records in the second case.
> I don't understand, for either case.
> I thought the primary reason people want a sort parameter is
> to specify a
> priori the order of records in the result set. Why wouldn't
> that apply in the
> case where a query is submitted, but no records are desired
> in that response?
> Secondarily, I thought we decided that we could supply a sort
> parameter and a
> result set id (no query) to mean sort existing result set.
> Why wouldn't that
> alone be a meaningful request (without asking for records)?