~ Simplest way to sort a file in python - teach yourself python

Sorting files in Python - by specific fields.

Challenge -Sort a file in Python by ID number or any other specific field)

Read the task instructions that are included in the comments in the code, and then get started!

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""" ==============TASK
Several applications will require you to carry out a Sort.

1. Using the existing code below, adapt it to get the program to sort by USER ID (001 first)
2. Print the results to the screen (as a list) (it doesn't need t be necessarily printed back to the file)

import csv

#1. This code snippet sorts the file by index 2 (last name) using lambda

with open('fakefacebook_write.txt','r',newline="") as f: #open the file in read mode
        sorted_list=list(reader)#turn the reader iterator into a list
        sorted_list.sort(key=lambda x:x[2]) #use index 02 as the column to sort by, in this case last name
        #print(sorted_list) #this will simply print the sorted list --> Below is a prettier (formatted) print
        print("\n".join(str(row) for row in sorted_list))  # prettier print

File Contents


ID,firstname, lastname,username,password,email,no_of_likes
001,Ruth,Marvin,marvR,pass123,[email protected],400
002,Carter,Smith,smithC,open123,[email protected],200
003,Joe,Blogs, blogsJ,2bg123,[email protected],99
004,Ruth,Pigachee,pigR,pig123,[email protected],72

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Testing Table

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