collating sequence


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collating sequence

[′kä‚lād·iŋ ‚sē·kwəns]
(computer science)
The ordering of a set of items such that sets in that assigned order can be collated.

collating sequence

The sequence, or order, of the character set built into a computer. See ASCII chart and EBCDIC chart.
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Using Speed Key, companies can place HIDAM database records in partitions independent of the natural collating sequence, giving new operational flexibility to businesses.
The multiple collating sequence feature is useful in providing access to multi-lingual data that must be sorted in language-specific collating sequences, or data that comes from non-ANSI data sources such as proprietary data.
PERCobol adds dynamic internationalization with the ability to adapt a COBOL single source program and dynamically at runtime set to the desired nationalization characteristics such as currency punctuation, alphabetic changes and collating sequences.
The new rail planning system, PPSFR-Zug, is used by Deutsche Bahn to create and manage runtime schedules and plan collating sequences for the trains.
Localization is based on X/Open NLS standards, with native-language screens, error messages, collating sequences and full support for multi-byte character sets such as Kanji.