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mssql: I need to know how to sort 'order by' this DISTINCT Select statement

I need to know how to sort 'order by' this DISTINCT Select statement:
to include order by state, city

SELECT DISTINCT Ext3 + ' ' + [State] + ' ' + [City] + ' ' + [Ext2]  AS MyData
  FROM [trip4usdnn].[trip4usdnn].[Netism_MapExtreme_Locations] where state = 'OR' or state = 'WA'
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lludden

8/22/2022 - Mon
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You guys did the same as I, that's why I called you experts:
well I tried you code and got the same error

ORDER BY items must appear in the select list if SELECT DISTINCT is specified.
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You can use:

with cteDistinct AS (
SELECT DISTINCT Ext3 + ' ' + [State] + ' ' + [City] + ' ' + [Ext2]  AS MyData, [City], [State]
  FROM [trip4usdnn].[trip4usdnn].[Netism_MapExtreme_Locations] where state = 'OR' or state = 'WA'
)
SELECT MyData FROM cteDistinct
ORDER BY [State], [City]