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How to "ORDER BY" in descending order?

I have the following query in a combo box:

SELECT courses.courseCode, courses.courseDescription FROM courses ORDER BY
courseDescription;

I want to change the "ORDER BY" to display in descending order so the more
recent courses appear first on the list. How do I modify this query to
accomplish that end?

Thanks!

Rich Hollenbeck
Moreno Valley, CA USA
Dec 8 '06 #1
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Use DESC in the ORDER BY clause for a descending sort.

Assuming you have a CourseDate field so you can determine "more recent":
SELECT courses.courseCode, courses.courseDescription
FROM courses
ORDER BY CourseDate DESC, courseDescription;

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"Richard Hollenbeck" <ri****************@verizon.netwrote in message
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>I have the following query in a combo box:

SELECT courses.courseCode, courses.courseDescription FROM courses ORDER
BY courseDescription;

I want to change the "ORDER BY" to display in descending order so the more
recent courses appear first on the list. How do I modify this query to
accomplish that end?

Thanks!

Rich Hollenbeck
Moreno Valley, CA USA

Dec 8 '06 #2
Use DESC in the ORDER BY clause for a descending sort.

Yes that did it. This is such a nice trick that I'm rewriting all my code,
wherever necessary, to include it.

Thank you very much!
Jan 3 '07 #3

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