Join Bill Weinman for an in-depth discussion in this video Sorting with ORDER BY, part of SQL Essential Training.
…If you've been following the lessons in sequence, you've seen me…use the order by clause to sort the results of queries.…Here's how it works.…We're going to use the world.db database for this lesson.…I'm just going to start by selecting name from the country table.…And there's our 239 rows.…And you'll notice that they're not in any particular order.…They look like they're kind of alphabetical but you have these anomalies,…and it may even be in a different order on your computer.…It's not in any order.…
It's just in the order that the database engine took it out of the table.…So if I want it in order of country, I can simply say order by name.…Cause the column is actually called name.…So I can say order by name like that and now they're sorted.…Now we have all the As and all the Bs and it looks all very nice and tidy.…If I want them in descending order by…name, I simply put the DESC modifier in the…order by clause, after the word name like that,…and now the order by name in descending orders.…
So now we have the Zs first and then the Ys and the Ws.…
- Understanding SQL terminology and syntax
- Creating new tables and records
- Inserting and updating data
- Writing basic SQL queries
- Sorting and filtering
- Accessing related tables with JOIN
- Working with strings
- Finding the numeric type of a value
- Using aggregate functions and transactions
- Updating a table with triggers
- Creating views
Skill Level Beginner
Q: For Mac OS X: When I try to start the Apache Web Server from the XAMPP control panel, it doesn't start, and when I open "localhost" in my web browser, I see a white screen that says "It Works!" instead of the XAMPP page.
<div id="pastingspan1">A: This usually means that you have the Apple version of the Apache Web Server already running.</div> <div> </div> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <div id="pastingspan1">Apple provides a version of the Apache Web Server with OS X. I chose to use XAMPP because it includes PHP and the MySQL server all in one package.</div> <div> </div> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <div id="pastingspan1">You cannot install XAMPP with Apache already running on your Mac. If you see "It works!" when you open your browser and type "localhost" into the address bar, this means that the Apple version of Apache is already running. You cannot run two instances of a web server at once, so the Apple Apache must be stopped before you can install XAMPP.</div> <div> </div> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <div id="pastingspan1">In OSX 10.7 and earlier, you could start and stop the Apache Web Server in Control Panel, by choosing "Sharing" and then unchecking the "Web Sharing" checkbox. As of 10.8 this option is no longer in the control panel.</div> <div> </div> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <div id="pastingspan1">To disable Apple's version of Apache in current versions of OS X, open a Terminal window and type this command:</div> <div> </div> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <blockquote style="margin: 0 0 0 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"> <div id="pastingspan1">sudo apachectl stop</div> <div> </div> </blockquote> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <div id="pastingspan1">You will need to type your system password when prompted, then you should be able to start the XAMPP version of Apache.</div>
Q: I'm on a Mac, and I get an error in SID that says "attempt to write a read only database." How can I fix this?
<p>A: This usually means that the database folder does not have sufficient permissions for writing by the web user. This can happen if you create the SQL folder new, rather than copying it from the Exercise Files. Here's how to fix this: </p> <blockquote style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"> <p> </p><ol> <li>Open a Finder window and Navigate to /Applications/XAMPP/htdocs/SQL</li> <li>Control-click on the SQL folder and select "Get Info" from the context menu. </li> <li>Under "Sharing and Permissions" (you may need to open the disclosure triangle), in the "everyone" row, select "Read & Write."Then you can close the Info window. </li> <li>Now repeat the process for the three *.db files inside the folder. </li> </ol> <p> </p> </blockquote>
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