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From:Gerald Clark Date:February 1 2002 2:39pm
Subject:Re: problem sorting integer
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Is it a character field?
If it is it will be an ascii sort, not a numeric sort.
select personal_id+1 as id from Emp_table order by  id desc

Vishakha Mali_Wagh wrote:

>Hi all,
>I have been using mysql since long time.  But suddenly I noticed that, there is no
> function for sorting intervalues from the tabel.
>Clarifying more....
>If I have a set of employee numbers and i need to sort them in descending order, I
> found that it gives erroneous results.
>The query is:
>select personal_id from Emp_table order by personal_id DESC
>Am I missing something or do i need to write the query differently? Please help.
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problem sorting integerVishakha Mali_Wagh1 Feb
  • Re: problem sorting integerRon Beck1 Feb
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