Ordering by an ordinal number as you have it will work, but so will ordering
by a column alias (i.e. ORDER BY New_Field).

His sample join statement is missing the ON or USING condition though.
Perhaps he omitted it for brevity...


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Subject: Re: SQL Question


select substr(oncitm,5,10) cstitm, onitem,okpric price,
case when okpgrp = '40004' then '1'
when okpgrp = '40001' then '2' end case as New_Field
vcoitem join vinitem
Order By 4

but you want to use the name you just created, you'll have to use jim's

Michael Schutte

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