That didn't do it. I got 0,0,1050,1168,1195, 1975, 150,155,16500,170,178.
. . The non-numerics came out last (which I want). There are two zeros
but no negative numbers. Any alternatives?
On Wed, 12 May 2004 07:47:11 -0400, Bill Easton <bill_easton@stripped>
> You could also use "order by cost+0,cost". This puts the non-numerics
> first, then the numerics in numerical order. (You'd need to get fancier
> if there are non-numerics starting with a digit or numerics <= 0.)
>> From: Sasha Pachev <sasha@stripped>
>> kc68@stripped wrote:
>> > How do I set up a column (cost) that contains numbers and text so that
>> > the numbers will sort the numbers accurately? Using varchar results
>> > a sort based on the first digit, so that I get e.g. 1, 10, 100, 3. . .
>> > when the command is "order by cost." Almost all of the text is "By
>> Consider having two columns - num_val, and text_val, and then order by
>> Sasha Pachev
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