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Welcome to my weblog. My name is Jeff Smith, I am software developer in Boston, MA and I was recently named a 2009 SQL Server MVP. Check in frequently for tips, tricks, commentary and ideas on SQL Server and .NET programming.



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December 2008 Blog Posts

The Mailbag: More on Ordering by Distinct Values ...

I promise to get back to writing articles on a more regular basis soon, but in the meantime, here's a comment from Nathan A. on using DISTINCT and ORDER BY: Jeff, This is actually a problem I have been puzzling over for quite a while now. I actually need to do that sort. I wonder if I may have to create another column that has the list of ordering values in it in increasing order so for my example above assuming a letter table and a number table that contains the numbers for letters, the number table would not change but I...

posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2008 9:25 AM | Feedback (5) | Filed Under [ T-SQL Sorting User Defined Functions ]

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