dataset & & row order

Posted on 2004-04-06
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I have a dataset.  One of the columns is "DIRECTORPositionheld".  I need to move the row where DIRECTORPositionheld = "President" to the top of this dataset, before I bind it to a datalist object.
Question by:dbyrne03
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you have to refill the datatable of the dataset with "order by DIRECTORPositionheld". you have to requery the database if is that what you want to know

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right now the sql that I'm using to fill the dataset is :
If I use :
it will put the accountant above the director above the  president above the treasurer .  What sql would I use to place the president at the top?
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there is not sql sentece avaible to do what you want, you are forced to use some kind of trick, you could add a column to the database table that express the category and the values could be numbers or letters:
DIRECTORPositionheld    Category
accountant                          4
director                              2
president                            1

then set the order by to that category column  


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