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VB6 SQL Order By (Number)

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Hey,

Im looking for how to correctly order by a number.
At the moment, im getting results like:
1
10
11
2
3
4
etc...

How do I do it correctly?

Thanks,
Jessee
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by:Dhaest
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How are these numbers stored ? (I assume as a string). In what do you want to sort ?
Can you show us some code where you perform the sorting ?
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by:Dhaest
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If it's on sqlserver, try something like this

SELECT
 ...
ORDER BY
  CASE  
    WHEN ISNUMERIC(value) = 1 THEN CONVERT(INT, value)  
    ELSE 9999999 -- or something huge
  END,
  value
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Sounds like the field is text and not numeric.  I believe an ORDER BY CAST(DesiredField AS Integer) should work if I'm right... but if you want a more confident answer, you'll have to post some code and explain the datatypes of the fields you're using.
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by:Letsgetcoding
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Hey,

.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM tblSongs WHERE colPlaylist= ? ORDER BY colPlaylistPos"

colPlaylistPos has a text datatype.
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by:Dhaest
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Try the following

.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM tblSongs WHERE colPlaylist= ? ORDER BY CASE  WHEN ISNUMERIC(colPlaylistPos) = 1 THEN CONVERT(INT, colPlaylistPos)  ELSE 9999999 END"
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by:Letsgetcoding
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Method .execute of object _Command failed.
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by:Dhaest
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What database are you using ?
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by:Letsgetcoding
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Access
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.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM tblSongs WHERE colPlaylist= ? ORDERBY VAL(colPlaylistPos)  "
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