Solved

Arrange number ID's in sort

Posted on 2010-11-07
1
309 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Experts,

I have a crystal report that I am sorting the Field_ID in ascending order, but it sorts it not like 1 thru 50.  It ends up looking like this.
S1_d
S10_d
S11_d

It should look like this.
S1_d
S2_d
S3_d

I know crystal Reports must have a way of doing this correctly.  If not,  I will have to make a new column in the database's table and name it ID#. The add alphabets to sort.  

ID#     FIELD_ID
A                   S1_d
B                   S2_d
C                   S3_d

Any thoughts?
   
USING CRYSTAL REPORTS 2008 and Oracle 10 G          

0
Comment
Question by:Maliki Hassani
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 75

Accepted Solution

by:
käµfm³d   👽 earned 500 total points
ID: 34081287
That's because your field is being sorted "alphabetically," and as such, "10" comes before "2". I can't test right now because I don't have access to Oracle, but you could try modifying your ORDER BY to something like:
ORDER BY CAST(REGEXP_REPLACE(Field_ID, '[^[:digit:]]', '') AS INTEGER)

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hello everyone, Hope you find this as helpful as we did. We have on the company I work for an application built in Delphi V with Crystal Reports 8. We all know that Crystal & Delphi can be temperamental sometimes and the worst thing is, nearly…
I'm trying, I really am. But I've seen so many wrong approaches involving date(time) boundaries I despair about my inability to explain it. I've seen quite a few recently that define a non-leap year as 364 days, or 366 days and the list goes on. …
This video shows setup options and the basic steps and syntax for duplicating (cloning) a database from one instance to another. Examples are given for duplicating to the same machine and to different machines
This video shows how to copy an entire tablespace from one database to another database using Transportable Tablespace functionality.

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question