Thursday, June 21, 2012

how to sort data in sql

When we insert random data into any table, now in order to sort those elements in the table we can use the following query.TO achieve this we create a temporary table using sql statement.
declare @sorttable table(names char(10))
After creating the table we insert the data into table we created above.
insert into @sorttable select 'bhaskar' union all select 'siva' union all select 'krishna' union all select 'anil'
Now to sort the above data we use the following statement
select names  from @sorttable  order by left(names,1)
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