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Just started learning goLang.

Wondering how can we sort an struct elements in reverse order in Go. Let's say, I am getting the results from database something like as:

var results []<someClass>

Now, I have my database objects/results available in slice results. How can I sort the slice results in reverse order on a column called time?

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    dp9599 dp9599 2016-11-28 11:15

    Easiest would be to let MongoDB sort the records:

    var results []YourType
    err := sess.DB("").C("collname").Find(bson.M{"someid": "someidval"}).

    If for some reason you can't or don't want to do this, you may utilize the sort package. You need to implement sort.Interface.

    For example:

    type YourType struct {
        SomeId    string
        Timestamp time.Time
    type ByTimestamp []YourType
    func (a ByTimestamp) Len() int           { return len(a) }
    func (a ByTimestamp) Swap(i, j int)      { a[i], a[j] = a[j], a[i] }
    func (a ByTimestamp) Less(i, j int) bool {
        return a[i].Timestamp.After(a[j].Timestamp)

    This ByTimestamp type is a slice of YourType, and it defines a reverse timestamp order because the Less() method uses Time.After() to decide if element and index i is less than element at index j.

    And using it (try it on the Go Playground):

    var results []YourType
    // Run your MongoDB query here
    // Now sort it by Timestamp decreasing:

    An alternative implementation for Less() would be to use Time.Before(), but compare element at index j to index i:

    func (a ByTimestamp) Less(i, j int) bool {
        return a[j].Timestamp.Before(a[i].Timestamp)

    Try this variant on the Go Playground.

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