Documentation function

The function compares the lexicographical order of two strings.

Output data type: Integer

import "strings" "a", t: "b")

// returns -1

Return values

ComparisonReturn value
v < t-1
v == t0
v > t1



The string value to compare.

Data type: String


The string value to compare against.

Data type: String


Compare the lexicographical order of column values
import "strings"

  |> map(fn: (r) => ({
      r with
      _value: r.tag1, t: r.tag2)

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