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#1 natalieG

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 07:13 PM

I have a date column that I plan to store as a string, ie 'jan 12,1996' I want order by that
column. Can this be done. or should add a column to store the secondsfromEpoch in the second column
and get the date strin g when I need it.


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Posted 05 May 2006 - 07:39 PM

if you store the date in a column of data type date or datetime or timestamp or even as a number datatype (holding the unix timestamp) then you can sort by that column. but if you store the date as a regular string datatype, like varchar, blob, whatever, then it will just sort it alphabetically.

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