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ywheeler

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:26 am    Post subject: Sort fields vs. Merge Fields
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Which is more efficient, a sort fields or a merge fields?
I have a step which Merge Fields 8 files and it takes 18 mins. Would a sort fields take less time?
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:12 am    Post subject:
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In general, a MERGE is more efficient than a SORT. But the only way to know for sure for your particular case is to try both and compare based on your criteria for "more efficient".
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