This function sets sorting criteria and enables Z39.50 Sort. Call this function before yaz_search(). Using this function alone does not have any effect. When used in conjunction with yaz_search(), a Z39.50 Sort will be sent after a search response has been received and before any records are retrieved with Z39.50 Present (yaz_present(). The parameter criteria takes the form
field1 flags1 field2 flags2 ...
where field1 specifies the primary attributes for sort, field2 seconds, etc.. The field specifies either a numerical attribute combinations consisting of type=value pairs separated by comma (e.g. 1=4,2=1) ; or the field may specify a plain string criteria (e.g. title. The flags is a sequence of the following characters which may not be separated by any white space.
Case insensitive sorting
Case sensitive sorting