A basic query of the HumanResources.Department table bring s the following results.
If you wanted to reverse the order of the DepartmentID then you would need to user the ‘ORDER BY’ clause.
The default sort is always ascending ( ASC) but it does not have to be explicitly written. If you want the order to be reversed then you would need to use DESC ( descending).
Sorting of results can also be done on numbers, dates, letters……
Originally published at https://parvtheitgeek.com on January 17, 2014.