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Order by and have one value always on top

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NBW       13000
SHOPN     7888
PFF       90
Warr      20

I want to select and order it such a way that SHOPN is always on top. What I did was to add another column to this table and added ID and ordered it by

ID (added 1 for SHOPN, 2 for NBW, 3 for PFF, 4 for Warr)

That's an over kill. Is there any other way to always have SHOPN on top? I dont want to use the Sale column..that might change.
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Order by Case when col1 = 'SHOPN' then 1 else 2 end ASC, col1
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by:ehartfield2002
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Are NBW, SHOPN, PFF, and Warr all field names?

If not, i.e., if they're really values, you could just go

select * from table where field = 'SHOPN' union

select * from table where field != 'SHOPN' order by field.

The phrasing of your question is a bit confusing.
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