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I am having trouble figuring out how to handle the following special sort condition

Here is the sample data (MySQL DB):

salesorder , invoice_date, releasable, invoiced

1000, 2013-01-01, 0, 0
1001, 2013-01-02, 1, 0
1002, 2013-01-03, 0, 1
1003, 2013-01-04, 1, 1
1004, 2013-01-05, 0, 0


When displaying this day on the page

I need to display by:

invoice_date asc

but also the rows where releasable = 0 and invoiceable = 0 need to show before any rows that have releasable=1 or invoiced=1.


The output would need to be:


1000
1004
1001
1002
1003

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Question by:rjohnsonjr
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by:Sharath
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try this.
select *
  from your_table
 order by case when releasable = 0 and invoiceable = 0 then 0 else 1 end, invoice_date

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by:Dave Baldwin
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SELECT salesorder , invoice_date, releasable, invoiced FROM yourtable ORDER BY invoiceable, releasable, invoice_date

The default order is ASC so you don't need to put that there.
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by:Kent Dyer
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Is this what you are looking for?

http://sqlfiddle.com/#!3/d0d25/4

Hope this helps
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Sharath earned 500 total points
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Kent, I think rjohnsonjr wants this.
http://sqlfiddle.com/#!3/d0d25/8
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by:rjohnsonjr
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Sharath_123's solution seems to work best because it maintains the date sort order on all the rows that do not have 0 in releasable and invoiced.

Here is the query:

SELECT salesorder , invoice_date, releasable, invoiced FROM test order by case when releasable = 0 and invoiced = 0 then 0 else 1 end, invoice_date

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http://sqlfiddle.com/#!3/d0d25/9
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