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'Order by' vs 'Group by'

Rao Raghu
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Whats the difference between 'Order by' and 'Group by'in SQL? Where do we use each?

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Order by is for sorting.

Group by is for providing groups/sets of columns that you can provide some function on like count(*)

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