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Sorting sorting numbrer so that they are put in numerical order regardless if they are positive or negative numbers.

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I have a column of numbers in a table (Acess 2003) that I need to sort in order by the number itself ingoring the positive or negative factor
example

52.00
(16.58)
(3.00)
15.00

the results would put the numbers in the  following order
(3.00)
15.00
(16.58)
52.00

Any idea how to do this.





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Question by:NLGroup
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by:Patrick Matthews
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SELECT *
FROM SomeTable
ORDER BY Abs(SomeColumn) ASC
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by:jerryb30
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Order by abs(yourValue) ascending
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by:NLGroup
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Sorry I forgot to mention that it needs to keep the positive and negative features of the numbers as well.

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NLGroup said:
>>Sorry I forgot to mention that it needs to keep the positive and negative features of the numbers as well.

Both of our suggestions do that.  They really are the same suggestion, when you get down to it...
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