Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: order by column index
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:28 AM 1/09/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>I typed in the word COLUMN incorrectly. It shouldn't have been in my
>first post.
> >From what I can see Firebird doesn't seem to have a problem with the
>column index being used in the order by clause.

You made your post double confusing. The word you are looking for is not
"index" but "position". If this word isn't techie enough for you, then you
can use the word "degree". :-)

Any set in a RDBMS has 1 or more columns. This includes the output set
that you define in the SELECT list. Across a row, each column has a
degree, which is its left-to-right position in the row, starting at 1.

An "index" in an RDBMS is quite a different thing. Quite useful for
ordering by, though. :-))