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NodeJS MySQL Order By Clause
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 08 Feb, 2021

Introduction: We use the SQL ORDER BY Clause to sort the data with respect to some column value in ascending or descending order.

Syntax:

SELECT * FROM users ORDER BY name;
This will sort all rows of output in ascending order (by default) with respect to name column.

SELECT address FROM users ORDER BY name DESC;
This will sort all rows of output in descending order with respect to name column but return the data of address.

Module Installation: Install the mysql module using the following command:



npm install mysql

Database: Our SQL users table preview with sample data is shown below:

Example 1: Select all columns from the users table but sort them by name in ascending order.

index.js




const mysql = require("mysql");
  
let db_con  = mysql.createConnection({
    host: "localhost",
    user: "root",
    password: '',
    database: 'gfg_db'
});
  
db_con.connect((err) => {
    if (err) {
      console.log("Database Connection Failed !!!", err);
      return;
    }
  
    console.log("We are connected to gfg_db database");
  
    // Our Query
    let query = 'SELECT * FROM users ORDER BY name';
  
    db_con.query(query, (err, rows) => {
        if(err) throw err;
  
        console.log(rows);
    });
});

Run the index.js file using the following command:

node index.js

Output:

Example 2: Select only the address column from the users table but sort them in descending order of name.

index.js




const mysql = require("mysql");
  
let db_con  = mysql.createConnection({
    host: "localhost",
    user: "root",
    password: '',
    database: 'gfg_db'
});
  
db_con.connect((err) => {
    if (err) {
      console.log("Database Connection Failed !!!", err);
      return;
    }
  
    console.log("We are connected to gfg_db database");
  
    // Notice the address column and DESC below
    let query = 'SELECT address FROM users ORDER BY name DESC';
  
    db_con.query(query, (err, rows) => {
        if(err) throw err;
  
        console.log(rows);
    });
});

Run the index.js file using the following command:

node index.js

Output:

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