Well, if you don't want to order by a,b,c,d... then you are going to need
a different field to sort on that will put it in the order you want.

Field1 Field2
a 1
b 4
c 2
d 3

select field1 from file order by field2

Michael Schutte
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java400-l-bounces+michael_schutte=bobevans.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on
07/30/2007 11:12:02 AM:

I have a table, which i want to sort by value in Key,
for example the table is as below
Key Desc
a This is A
b This is B
c This is C
d This is d

I want to read the result set as


How do i write this SQl statement, if i just do order
by Key i can get it either a,b,c,d or d,c,b,a but not
the way i want
Any ideas



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