A Simple Sort Not Working

I have the following:

sql="select * from products"

How do I sort or order by two columns retrieved in the “*”?

You need to specify them directly in a clause following the one you have, as in:

select * from authorsorder by au_lname,au_fname

This will get you all the columns in authors sorted by last name, then first name.

Note that it is poor practice to use “select *” because you could be opening a Pandora’s box of unexpected results. It is better practice to name the columns you expect in the result set or use the INFORMATION_SCHEMA views to find out what you need.

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