Custom Sorting for Wrapper Classes using Apex

Apex Aug 21, 2014

Hello, so you want to Sort List<-Wrapper> other than standard sObjects, i.e., you need to sort a wrapper class.

In order to acheive sorting, we need to Implement standard class Comparable , Here we will sort using inputA in class

Consider a wrapper class as follows,

global class wrapper implements Comparable{

	public string inputA;
    public string inputB;
    public string inputC;
    public wrapper(string inputA, string inputB, string inputC){
    	this.inputA = inputA;
        this.inputB = inputB;
        this.inputC = inputC;
    /* so here is the 'Trick', now add following method in your class */
    public Integer compareTo(Object compareTo) {
        wrapper compareItem = (wrapper)compareTo;
        if (inputA == compareItem.inputA) return 0;
        if (inputA > compareItem.inputA) return 1;
        return -1;        

So if you want to sort using inputB/C use inputB/C instead of inputA

Example Explained

So I'm initialising above class and adding Items,

List<wrapper> wList = new List<wrapper>();
wList.add(new wrapper('two', 'foo2', 'bar2'));
wList.add(new wrapper('three', 'foo3', 'bar3'));
wList.add(new wrapper('one', 'foo1', 'bar1'));

/*Now i'm sorting above list. It will sort in oreder of one, two, three because we used inputA in compareMethod, so it will sort using first parameter in class*/



Phanindra Mangipudi

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