In this tutorial, we are going to write a C Program to sort a list of names in alphabetical order in C Programming with practical program code and step-by-step full complete explanation.

C Program to sort a list of names in alphabetical order


C Program to sort a list of names in alphabetical order.

 
#include<stdio.h>
#include<conio.h>
#include<string.h>

#define ITEMS 5
#define MAXCHAR 20

void main()
{
    char string[ITEMS][MAXCHAR], dummy[MAXCHAR];
    int i=0,j=0;

    printf("Enter names of %d items\n",ITEMS);

    while(i<ITEMS)
        scanf("%s",string[i++]);

    for(i=1;i<ITEMS;i++)
    {
        for(j=1;j<=ITEMS-1;j++)
        {
            if(strcmp(string[j-1],string[j])>0)
            {
                strcpy(dummy,string[j-1]);
                strcpy(string[j-1],string[j]);
                strcpy(string[j],dummy);
            }
        }
    }
    printf("alphabetical list\n");

    for(i=0;i<ITEMS;i++)
        printf("%s\n",string[i]);
}


Output

 
Enter names of 5 times

Ananda
murugan renuka devi shri

alphabetical list

Ananda
devi
murugan
renuka
shri