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order in select query

shankar vembu
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Joined: May 10, 2001
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i have a query for example "select * from table where id in (13,19,17,16,25)". i want the resulting rows in the order given in "in section". Is this possible??
shankar vembu
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i just changed my query and using preparedstatement thereby able to restore the order i had asked for. hope the difference is not much when it comes to performance.anyways i would like to know if using a single select and "in", is it possible to restore the order given in the "in"...
Sainudheen Mydeen
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Joined: Aug 18, 2003
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Hi Shankar
In oracle, it is possible to achieve that through a single select statement. You have to write a decode function in your order by clause. I am not sure about the other databases.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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