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Sorting rows

You can order the rows in a query result.  You can name a particular column or set of columns whose values determine the order of rows in the results. You can arrange rows in ascending or descending order. An example SQL of an ascending sorting might look like this:

Results in the Price column will arranged with the least expensive product first. You can indicate that the result rows should be arranged by descending values of the price column. This will arrange the titles with the more expensive books first. The resulting SQL might look like this:

Multiple sort columns can be specified. The sequence of the sort columns in the ORDER BY clause defines the organization of the sorted result set:


Related Topics:

Performing Calculations

Filtering rows with WHERE and HAVING statements

Using joins

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