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How Does the ODBC Client Driver Sort Data Returned from a Table?


Last Update: 11/7/2018

The way that returned data is sorted depends on the device format selected in the server and the specified data source format.

  1. For Fixed Table or Dynamic Table formats going directly to a data table, the returned record set is sorted by the key field as indicated by the table. Typically, the key filed is the record number.
  2. If the data source is a query or view within the database, then the returned record set is sorted according to the sort parameters within that query or view.
  3. If the format selected in the server is Query Table, then the sorting is inherited from the queried data source unless an OrderBy clause is used in the select statement.

Note: An example query statement is "Select * From Production.Products OrderBy Product_Name ASC".

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