MySQL query to sort column values and ignoring quotes on one of the values

MySQLMySQLi Database

To ignore quotes while ordering column values, use ORDER BY TRIM().

Let us first create a table −

mysql> create table DemoTable784 (
   Message varchar(100)
);
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.50 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into DemoTable784 values('Good');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.13 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable784 values('\"This is not a Message\"');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.20 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable784 values('Bye');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.14 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable784 values('Hello');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.15 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from DemoTable784;

This will produce the following output -

+-------------------------+
| Message                 |
+-------------------------+
| Good                    |
| "This is not a Message" |
| Bye                     |
| Hello                   |
+-------------------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Following is the query to sort column values ignoring quotes −

mysql> select *from DemoTable784 order by trim(both '"' from Message);

This will produce the following output -

+-------------------------+
| Message                 |
+-------------------------+
| Bye                     |
| Good                    |
| Hello                   |
| "This is not a Message" |
+-------------------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 09-Sep-2019 11:46:48
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