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How to order the records in a table such that the elements in a field strating with a particular alphabet apper first.

ie.,the elements in the field names are as follows:


I want it as: If 'm' is my input then 'mana' must apper first but all the records must also appear.

something like this:

Hoping that anyone of you will help me>>>>>>>..

Thanks i advance.
Dec 15 '06 #1
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Use a UNION to append the rows >= criteria with the rows < criteria, as follows:
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  1. SELECT * FROM table 
  2.       WHERE SUBSTR(name,1,1) >= 'M' 
  3.       UNION 
  4.       SELECT * FROM table 
  5.       WHERE SUBSTR(name,1,1) < 'M';
Ronald :cool:
Dec 18 '06 #2

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