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Is there any way to give a sort order by list in MySQL?

Something like
SELECT * FROM Table ORDER BY Id=(2,4,3,1,5)
effectively sorting the results in that order of ID value?
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Select * From Table ORDER BY Table.ID ASCENDING
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/Q_20244268.html

I googled on "do custom orderby SQL" and that was the topmost hit.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
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I do it like this:

SELECT * FROM Table ORDER BY CASE WHEN Id= 2 THEN 1 WHEN ID = 4 THEN 2 WHEN ID = 3 THEN 3 WHEN ID = 1 THEN 4 WHEN ID = 5 THEN 5 ELSE 6 END 

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Thanks, guys!
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I guess I don't get why I was assisted. I linked to the exact same answer the person after me gave. Just because I dind't copy and paste it I'm "assisted"? That doesn't strike me as assisted.
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The answers were essentially the same, at approximately the same time.  I split the points evenly.  Is there some advantage to being the Accepted vs Assisted answer?
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