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Question: What is the difference between groupby and orderby?

Answer: Group by is used to group set of values based on one or more values.
Order by is to sort values either in ascending or descending order

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Question: What is the difference between groupby and orderby?


Group by is used to group set of values based on one or more values.
Order by is to sort values either in ascending or descending order Source:

groupby is always used with having clause
whereas we do not use having clause with orderby. Source:

Answered by: sumit bahuguna | Date: | Contact sumit bahuguna Contact sumit bahuguna

groupby is used when we are using aggregate functions in the query but,orderby is not. Source:

Answered by: sivaranjani | Date: 9/16/2007 11:47:52 PM | Contact sivaranjani Contact sivaranjani

Not always need aggregator function to use group by. Its can be used to find the distinct values also.

Select emp_first_name, emp_last_name from emp
group by emp_first_name, emp_last_name

Did anybody experienced a situation where they had to use group by instead of DISTINCE? Source:

Answered by: Suresh | Date: 2/16/2008 | Contact Suresh Contact Suresh

Group by clause used with group function in query, group by clause used for grouping the data.

Order by clause used only for data ordering (ascending or descending). Source:

Answered by: Javaid Hussain | Date: 10/21/2008 | Contact Javaid Hussain Contact Javaid Hussain

The Simplest answer is

Order by :just sorts a column data.

Group by : Groups it by similar data. Used for aggregation. Order by could be used inside the Grouped Items Source:

Answered by: | Date: 4/17/2009 | Contact Contact

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