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Unless the query contains ORDER BY clause in general the return set will be whatever default order of the dataset. Usually what I have seen, is to have a saved query that has the all the relevant options built-in and run it. I am not sure how to do this best in Base; I tend to use MySQL/MariaDB with other tools because my results will be used on a production database.

Your SQL code below will run on any SQL database I am aware of. SQL is a query language that is independent of the database so plain vanilla SQL should always work.

     Select * from {Table Name}
     ORDER BY LastName, FirstName;


On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 06:06:04 -0400, Ian Whitfield <> wrote:

Thanks Jay

On 26/08/13 15:54, Jay Lozier wrote:

Is there an id key field? If there is the default sorting is by the id key (usually numerical order).
In SQL you can add the line:
ORDER BY Last-Name, First-Name
The default order is ascending (ASC) if descending is needed
ORDER BY Last-Name DESC, First-Name DESC

Yes - I do have an ID Field ("Record_No").
I found the correct SQL 5.1 syntax for me was -

     Select * from {Table Name}
     ORDER BY LastName, FirstName;

This worked fine and does the same as the 'Sort' button BUT it is still not "fixed" or remembered!!
You have to run this each time you start.

Is there no way to make this automatic when you start the Database??

With thanks

Pretoria RSA

Jay Lozier

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