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I have a table in a form that I want to show the values in ascending alphabetical order and then nemerical. currently if you sort alphbetically it places the numeric values first. how can I get it to put the alphbetic valuse first? Using MS SQL 2005
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Question by:Bill Warren
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select * from tablename
order by case when isnumeric(fieldname) = 1 then 2 else 1 end asc, fieldname asc
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It's quite dependent on the values you wish to sort, you could use the mentioned query or use padding to make the number value evaluate as alphanumeric.

You could use a function to calculate and return a "sortable" value.
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