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From: "Nando Dessena" <nandod@...>
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2002 5:33 AM
Subject: Re: [ib-support] RE: indexes are one way streets
> > well, this is the problem: this does not work. one can specify ascending
> > descending only at the beginning like in:
> > create descending index myindex on people (first_name, birthday)
> Exactly right.
> Must have beeen working with too many different databases lately. I'm
> Then I'd try with separate indexes (as others have suggested)
> optionally adding a column to improve selectivity (like in first_name,
You were probably thinking of the ORDER BY clause of a query which does
allow each field declared to be either ascending or descending. <g>
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