ORDER BY clause
ORDER BY is an optional clause which will allow you to display the results of your query in a sorted order (either ascending order or descending order) based on the columns that you specify to order by.
ORDER BY clause syntax:
SELECT column1, SUM(column2) FROM "list-of-tables" ORDER BY "column-list" [ASC | DESC];
[ ] = optional
This statement will select the employee_id, dept, name, age, and salary from the employee_info table where the dept equals 'Sales' and will list the results in Ascending (default) order based on their Salary.
ASC = Ascending Order - default
DESC = Descending Order
SELECT employee_id, dept, name, age, salary FROM employee_info WHERE dept = 'Sales' ORDER BY salary;
If you would like to order based on multiple columns, you must seperate the columns with commas. For example:
SELECT employee_id, dept, name, age, salary
WHERE dept = 'Sales'
ORDER BY salary, age DESC;
- Select the lastname, firstname, and city for all customers in the customers table. Display the results in Ascending Order based on the lastname.
- Same thing as exercise #1, but display the results in Descending order.
- Select the item and price for all of the items in the items_ordered table that the price is greater than 10.00. Display the results in Ascending order based on the price.
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