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A Guide to SQL

9th Edition
Philip J. Pratt
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 9781111527273
Chapter 4, Problem 11RQ
Textbook Problem
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How do you sort data in descending order?

Program Plan Intro

“ORDER BY” Clause:

  • User can sort the data in specific order using “ORDER BY” clause.
  • The column on which to sort data is called a sort key or a simple key.
  • To sort the output, use an “ORDER BY” clause followed by the sort key.
  • If the user does not specify a sort order, the output displayed in default order that is ascending order.

Example:

The example for “ORDER BY” clause is given below:

SELECT STUDENT_ID, STUDENT_NAME, STUDENT_CREDIT FROM STUDENT ORDER BY STUDENT_CREDIT;

Explanation:

The above query is used to list student ID, name and credit for each student with ascending order of student credit using an “ORDER BY” clause.

  • From the given query, the sort key is “STUDENT_CREDIT”. So, the rows are sorted in ascending order by “STUDENT_CREDIT”.

Explanation of Solution

“DESC” Operator:

  • User can sort the data in descending order using a “DESC” operator.
  • To sort in descending order, user follows the name of the sort key with the “DESC” operator.

Example:

The example for “DESC” operator is given below:

SELECT STUDENT_ID, ST...

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