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Anyone know of an easy way to order results of a query by the length of one of the fields? ie. the record with the longest text in the 'description' field is returned first? Cheers, Ciarán...

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    Default order query results by field length?

    Anyone know of an easy way to order results of a query by the length of
    one of the fields?
    ie. the record with the longest text in the 'description' field is
    returned first?

    Cheers,
    Ciarán

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    cronoklee@hotmail.com Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: order query results by field length?

    com wrote: 

    Yes, you can put expressions into the ORDER BY clause:

    SELECT ...
    FROM ...
    ORDER BY LENGTH(description) DESC

    Regards,
    Bill K.
    Bill Guest

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    Default Re: order query results by field length?

    Brilliant! worked a charm Thanks Bill!

    cronoklee@hotmail.com Guest

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