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Doing SELECT, GROUP, ORDER on .DBF files ?

Posted on 1998-12-30
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Hi,
i am using the following to open & access a .dbf file:
Set Db = Ws.OpenDatabase(App.Path,True,False,"dBASE IV")

To move the pointer, or do the next search:
Set Rs = Db.OpenRecordset("SELECT * FROM...WHERE...", dbOpenForwardOnly)

My Question:
The above selects line by line. If so, how can i do a GROUP, ORDER(ie.sort) on a selected list of results from a .DBF file ?? Or what would be the optimal way to do ?

Thanks for your advise,
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To sort by a field simply add an 'ORDER BY' clause to the SELECT statement.

for ascending order
SELECT FROM... WHERE... ORDER BY tbl.fld;

for descending order
SELECT FROM... WHERE... ORDER BY tbl.fld DESC;

multiple fields to sort
SELECT FROM... WHERE... ORDER BY tbl.fld1, tbl.fld2 DESC, tbl.fld3;

So when you grab the first row it has already been sorted and is the first row in the sort order.


I hope this helps you out!
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