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How the Speed of the 1.01 SORT Utility Can Be Determined PSS ID Number: Q40032 Article last modified on 01-26-1989 PSS database name: B_SORT

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Sorting speed of the Microsoft stand-alone SORT Utility is dependent on the following factors:

The amount of memory available in the machine The amount of available disk space The size of the data file The type of data file being sorted

The sorting algorithm used by Microsoft SORT is the Binary Insertion Method. This approach is considered to be the most time efficient for sorting and merging data files.

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1989.