SQL referencing a column number

Posted on 2010-11-26
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi Experts,

Is it possible in Oracle SQL to refer to a column by its number rather than the actual name of the column?....


Select (col1)

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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no, this is not possible in oracle sql.
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by:Naveen Kumar
ID: 34216662
yes it is possible in an order by clause. something like as shown below :

select deptno, deptname
from dept
order by 2, 1 desc

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by:Naveen Kumar
ID: 34216667
As AngelIII said already, it is not possible in the select list.

Author Comment

ID: 34216690
Ok thanks guys.

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