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Mini-Quiz: Sorting Retrieved Column Data with SQL

by Ron Kurtus (revised 17 March 2016)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why can't you use the ORDER BY clause before other clauses?

Ordering is the last item to be done in retrieving data

You can use it before other clauses if you want them sorted

It depends on the size of the database

2. What order should you put the tables after the ORDER BY clause?

In the order you want the sorts to be performed

It does not really matter

It must be done alphanumerically

3. Can you mix ascending and descending sorts in a query?

No, because they would get things mixed up

Provided you used different tables

Yes, when you are sorting by multiple columns

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Using SQL. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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