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How can I sort on a datetime datatype

11/01/2002 09:35:19
11/01/2002 11:35:10
11/01/2002 07:35:09

order by does not give the correct results.   I need to be able to sort on date then the time part of the date
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by:Mortaza Doulaty
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Try this:

ORDER BY CAST(YouDateTimeField AS sql_variant)

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by:jppinto
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If you have the data as Date/Time format it will sort correctly. If you have your data as text it will not sort correctly.

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But simply using ORDER BY should work...

It displays:

2002-11-01 07:35:09.000
2002-11-01 09:35:19.000
2002-11-01 11:35:10.000

Isn't this what you expect?
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