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How To Sort Query Output in Descending Order?

If you want to sort a column in descending order, you can specify the DESC keyword in the ORDER BY clause. The following SELECT statement first sorts the department in descending order, then sorts the salary in ascending order:

SQL> SELECT department_id, first_name, last_name, salary 
  FROM employees ORDER BY department_id DESC, salary;
------------- --------------- --------------- ----------
              Kimberely       Grant                 7000
          110 William         Gietz                 8300
          110 Shelley         Higgins              12000
          100 Luis            Popp                  6900
          100 Ismael          Sciarra               7700
          100 Jose Manuel     Urman                 7800
          100 John            Chen                  8200
          100 Daniel          Faviet                9000

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  1. What Is a SELECT Query Statement?
  2. How To Select All Columns of All Rows from a Table?
  3. How To Select Some Columns from a Table?
  4. How To Select Some Rows from a Table?
  5. How To Sort the Query Output?
  6. Can the Query Output Be Sorted by Multiple Columns?
  7. How To Sort Query Output in Descending Order?
  8. How To Use SELECT Statement to Count the Number of Rows?
  9. Can SELECT Statements Be Used on Views?
  10. How To Filter Out Duplications in Returning Rows?
  11. What Are Group Functions?
  12. How To Use Group Functions in the SELECT Clause?
  13. Can Group Functions Be Mixed with Non-group Selection Fields?
  14. How To Divide Query Output into Groups?
  15. How To Apply Filtering Criteria at Group Level?
  16. How To Count Duplicated Values in a Column?
  17. Can Multiple Columns Be Used in GROUP BY?
  18. Can Group Functions Be Used in the ORDER BY Clause?
  19. How To Join Two Tables in a Single Query?
  20. How To Write a Query with an Inner Join?
  21. How To Define and Use Table Alias Names?
  22. How To Write a Query with a Left Outer Join?
  23. How To Write a Query with a Right Outer Join?
  24. How To Write a Query with a Full Outer Join?
  25. How To Write an Inner Join with the WHERE Clause?
  26. How To Write a Left Outer Join with the WHERE Clause?
  27. How To Name Query Output Columns?
  28. What Is a Subquery?
  29. How To Use Subqueries with the IN Operator?
  30. How To Use Subqueries with the EXISTS Operator?
  31. How To Use Subqueries in the FROM Clause?
  32. How To Count Groups Returned with the GROUP BY Clause?
  33. How To Return Top 5 Rows?

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