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Custom Sort [message #402748] Tue, 12 May 2009 05:33 Go to next message
freakabhi
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Hi All,

Is there any way to define Custom Sort order in the SQL, like when u sort minthname , it will give April, august......
but I want like Januart, February............

Please suggest me some ideas, if somebody has any of it..

thanks,
freakabhi
Re: Custom Sort [message #402749 is a reply to message #402748] Tue, 12 May 2009 05:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
vamsi kasina
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Try order by to_date(monthname,'MONTH')

Please post your sql next time onwards...

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Re: Custom Sort [message #402755 is a reply to message #402748] Tue, 12 May 2009 05:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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Quote:
Is there any way to define Custom Sort order in the SQL

Yes there are many ways.

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like when u sort minthname , it will give April, august...... but I want like Januart, February............

There is surely a problem with your point key.
Sort by month number and month name.

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Michel
Re: Custom Sort [message #402782 is a reply to message #402748] Tue, 12 May 2009 07:59 Go to previous message
JRowbottom
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You can order by any function that you like.
All you need is a function that maps your data onto a set of numeric or character values that are ordered how you want them.
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