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Is it possible to add a constraint to a table column that would sort based on date?
I'm using a uniqueidentifer as my primary key, so I want to order by ascending date on SubmitDate column.

ALTER TABLE MyTableName
ADD Constraint ORDER BY (SubmitDate)

SubmitDate is the column name.

I'm using SQL Server.

Thanks.
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Question by:javierpdx
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Jim Horn earned 2000 total points
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Nope nope nope nope nope.
Tables are only containers of data, and do not contain logic that deals with how that data is sorted.

To view a sorted table, create a view that has

SELECT TOP 100 PERCENT whatever
FROM MyTableName
ORDER BY SubmitDate

btw long story where TOP must be in a view, just trust me on this one..
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Thanks.
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Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim
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