SQL, the seqnum order became different after table join

Hi , Expert,

After I join #a and "makemydeal_com..dealresponse2",  the "seqnum" shows 3,1,2,4,5,6. How can I make it to 1,2,3,4,5,6.
I tried left join, right join, inner join . Also, I tried a.dealresponseid desc, a.timestamp desc and a.seqnum desc.  It still returns the wrong seqnum order. Thank you.

# A

declare @StartDate date
declare @EndDate date
set @StartDate ='2015-06-1'
set @EndDate ='2015-7-14'

select dealid, seqnum, timestamp, dealresponseid,
case when ShopperResponseStatus in ('Sent','Accepted','Archived') then 'Shopper' else 'Dealer' end as Actor
into #a
from mmd_feed..dealresponsesequence 
where dealid=30357
order by seqnum asc


#B
select a.*,  dr.sentbydealercontactid
into #b
from #a a 
left join makemydeal_com..dealresponse2 dr on a.dealid=dr.dealid and a.dealresponseid=dr.dealresponseid
order by a.dealresponseid desc

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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Just use an appropriate ORDER BY in your second query:

#B
select a.*,  dr.sentbydealercontactid
into #b
from #a a 
left join makemydeal_com..dealresponse2 dr on a.dealid=dr.dealid and a.dealresponseid=dr.dealresponseid
order by seqnum desc

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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
You want it ASC order why are you using desc ?

#B
select a.*,  dr.sentbydealercontactid
into #b
from #a a
left join makemydeal_com..dealresponse2 dr on a.dealid=dr.dealid and a.dealresponseid=dr.dealresponseid
order by a.seqnum desc

Or

select * into #b from (
select a.*,  dr.sentbydealercontactid
from #a a
left join makemydeal_com..dealresponse2 dr on a.dealid=dr.dealid and a.dealresponseid=dr.dealresponseid
) T order by seqnum ASC
tanj1035Author Commented:
Hi Deepark, Sten5an, Sorry, desc is a type error.

I tried both of your quries. but the seqnum order still returns 3,1,2,4,5,6. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.
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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
Did you tried this.

select * into #b from (
 select a.*,  dr.sentbydealercontactid 
from #a a 
left join makemydeal_com..dealresponse2 dr on a.dealid=dr.dealid and a.dealresponseid=dr.dealresponseid
 ) T order by seqnum ASC 

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tanj1035Author Commented:
Yes, I did, Deepak, it returns 3,1,2,4,5,6.
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Yup, haven't read your post carfullly enough. Your second query is a tabel creation query.

Thus you have not posted the query which retrieves the data. Without ORDER BY in the query which retrieves the data, there is no guarantee, that the data is returned in any predictible order.
tanj1035Author Commented:
hi Ste5an,

Please correct me if I understand correctly. Do you mean I should change the query b with a correct syntax "asc", like this

select a.*,  dr.sentbydealercontactid
into #b
from #a a
left join makemydeal_com..dealresponse2 dr on a.dealid=dr.dealid and a.dealresponseid=dr.dealresponseid
order by seqnum asc

If so, #b still returns me a wrong seqnum order
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
No. This query creates the table #b. The ORDER BY is here irrelevant.

To get the order right you need a simple

SELECT * FROM #b ORDER BY seqnum;

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tanj1035Author Commented:
Yes, you are right. Thx for sharing.
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