I have a stored procedure that creates a pivot table with data from a view in SQL Sever 2000. Neither the sp or the view has changed in months. However for some reason the order in which the data is being returned from the stored procedure has just changed - this is causing huge problems as the output is copied straight to an excel spreadsheet and now its all messed up - the data is the same it is just the order of the data that has changed
Any idea what factors could influence the an order change in a sp/ view where the input data is exactly the same. Indexes is perhaps on thing that I need to look at - can u think of anything else??