About Sort Transformations

The Sort transformation provides a graphic interface for the functions that are available in PROC SORT. You can use the transformation to read data from a source, sort it, and write the sorted data to a target in a SAS Data Integration Studio job.
The properties window for the Sort transformation contains tabs that enable you to select the columns that you sort by and to set options for the sort. You can also optimize sort performance, as described in Optimizing Sort Performance. For an example of how you can use a Sort transformation, see Creating a Table That Contains the Sorted Contents of a Source.