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Re: order of results

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: Gregor Rot <zara4tustra(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: order of results
Date: 2004-03-26 21:53:03
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On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 14:23:00 +0100,
  Gregor Rot <zara4tustra(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
> Hi,
> i have a table called "people" (name:varchar, lastname:varchar).
> i do a select on it:
> select * from people where name like '%n1%' or lastname like '%l1%'.
> i would like the results in this order:
> first the results that satisfy only the (name like '%n1%') condition, 
> then the ones that satisfy only the (lastname like '%l1%') condition and 
> last the results that satisfy both conditions.
> Is this possible in only one SQL?
> (note that the search conditions n1 and l1 differ from search to search.

Yes. You can order by true/false results from conditions to get the
results in the desired order.

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