Numeric sort allows lines to be sorted according to their numeric value. The numeric value must appear at the start of the line (leading spaces are allowed). The number must be in decimal, and can be in floating point format. Any non-numeric characters after the number are ignored. If the line has no valid numeric value it is given a value of 0. If you have dates formatted in YYYYMMDDHHMMSS order you can easily sort by date based on the value.
If the numeric value must appear at the start of the line, then why allow specifying the Start column for this sort type?
I suspect the help text has not taken into account that the start column can be other than 1.
Even so, I think this filter doesn't work properly as a numeric sort when the start column is greater than 1.
I think it reverts to a string sort rather than a sort based on numerical value.
Last edited by dfhtextpipe on Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:56 pm, edited 2 times in total.