Sorting Query Output with ORDER BY Clauses in SQL Server

Q

How To Sort the Query Output with ORDER BY Clauses in SQL Server?

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A

If you want the returning rows to be sorted, you can specify a sorting expression in the ORDER BY clause. The simplest sort expression is column name who's values will be sorted by. The following select statement returns rows sorted by the values in the "counts" column:

SELECT * FROM fyi_links ORDER BY counts
GO
id   url                notes  counts  created     tag
101  dev.fyicenter.com  NULL   120     2006-04-30  DEV
104  www.mysql.com             390     2006-01-01  DBA
106  www.php.net               439     2004-01-01  DEV
103  sqa.fyicenter.com  NULL   728     2007-05-19  SQA
107  www.winrunner.com         828     2003-01-01  SQA
105  www.oracle.com            960     2005-01-01  DBA
102  dba.fyicenter.com  NULL   972     2007-05-19  DBA

The output is sorted by the values of the "counts" column.

 

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