ORDER BY Varchar field with numerics and slashes

I am trying to ORDER BY a column that is a varchar data type, but it has numerics and slashes in it.  It is not ordering it correctly, any ideas?  I would like it to sort in numerical order, then after the numerics, sort in alphabetical order.  lHere are the values being returned in ascending order:
                                                                     
24/7.75Z                                  
24/7Z CB                              
6/104                              
6/105

Thanks,

JP


FreightTrainAsked:
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AtulKamdarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,

Just use this one. Add as many u want. this will give u for Varchar(10).just replace ur field name to URFIELDNAME.

Order by ASCII(SUBSTRING("URFIELDNAME", 0, 1)),
ASCII(SUBSTRING("URFIELDNAME", 1, 1)),
ASCII(SUBSTRING("URFIELDNAME", 2, 1)),
ASCII(SUBSTRING("URFIELDNAME", 3, 1)),
ASCII(SUBSTRING("URFIELDNAME", 4, 1)),
ASCII(SUBSTRING("URFIELDNAME", 5, 1)),
ASCII(SUBSTRING("URFIELDNAME", 6, 1)),
ASCII(SUBSTRING("URFIELDNAME", 7, 1)),
ASCII(SUBSTRING("URFIELDNAME", 8, 1)),
ASCII(SUBSTRING("URFIELDNAME", 9, 1)),
ASCII(SUBSTRING("URFIELDNAME", 10, 1))
 
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Atlanta_MikeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If there will always be a number to the left of the slash...


ORDER BY convert(int,LEFT(ColumnName,CHARINDEX('/',ColumnName)-1)), ColumnName

Or some variation. Might have to use a case statement.

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CIC AdminConnect With a Mentor Commented:
order by
    cast(substring(column, 1, charindex('/', column)-1) as integer),
    substring(column, charindex('/', column)+1, len(column))

The second sort is everything after the slash (your second requirement).  It assumes every record has a slash in it.
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