Re: [Q] Sorting a column
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 16:21:55 -0700
> I have a table T with two columns NAME (VARCHAR2) and POS (NUMBER). I
> want to write an UPDATE query, which updates the column POS such that
> its values correspond to the alphabetical order of NAME.
> T t1
> SET pos = (SELECT ROWID FROM T t2 WHERE t1.NAME = t2.NAME ORDER BY
> That does not work, because the WHERE clause returns a single row,
> which will always have a ROWID of 1.
> How do I do this? (It's possible with a PROCEDURE, of course, but I
> want to avoid them.)
NAME is a reserved word ... rename your column
-- Daniel A. Morgan Oracle Ace Director & Instructor University of Washington damorgan_at_x.washington.edu (replace x with u to respond) Puget Sound Oracle Users Group www.psoug.orgReceived on Thu Aug 07 2008 - 18:21:55 CDT