MySQL orderby clause is used to order results based on a column. Orderby clause is used in select queries to do sort by specifying the column order (asc, desc). If no order is given, then asc is the default order. Syntax,
SELECT * FROM table_name ORDER BY column_name desc
Using Orderby clause we can get ordered results based on multiple columns.
This is the student table containing student_name, student_email and applied_date columns.
First, we are going to write a query to order this table data by using single column student_name in descending order. The query is like,
SELECT * FROM students ORDER BY student_name DESC
After running this query, the student’s table results will be like,
Next, we are writing a query with order by two columns applied_date and student_name . The query is,
SELECT * FROM students ORDER BY applied_date DESC, student_name DESC
This query will sort students records in descending order. If any number if these records have same value for applied_date, then, these records will be sorted by the student_name column in descending order. Now, the result is,
This MySQL code tutorial was published on July 16, 2013.