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Perform sort on Character field

Last Modified: 2012-05-12
How can i perform sort of a character return type as number?

Scenario is:

I have a date column that I am formating using to_char function and only extracting month
select to_char(dd_date,'Month') from tab1;  
Output >> Jan, feb, mar,,,,,

But sort start Alphabetically ..  mean Feb comes before Jan. I need Months in calendar order...


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