Sorting the Data in a Query in SQL Server

Published on August 20, 2016 by abundantcode

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You want the results of the query to be displayed in a sorted order based on some query. In this case , you use the ORDER BY clause in the query by specifying the column on which the sort to work.

For example , you want to sort the Departments table in the database by the column DepartmentName. Here’s how the query looks like

Use AdventureWorks2014
GO
SELECT * from HumanResources.Department
ORDER BY Name

This query would return the departments sorted in ASCENDING ORDER by default on the column “Name”.

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