Sort a MySQL table column value by part of its value?

MySQLMySQLi Database

You can use ORDER BY RIGHT() for this. Let us first create a table −

mysql> create table DemoTable
   (
   UserId varchar(100)
   );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.33 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into DemoTable values('User1234');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.07 sec)

mysql> insert into DemoTable values('User9874');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.06 sec)

mysql> insert into DemoTable values('User9994');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.04 sec)

mysql> insert into DemoTable values('User1211');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.20 sec)

mysql> insert into DemoTable values('User1012');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.79 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from DemoTable;

This will produce the following output -

+----------+
| UserId |
+----------+
| User1234 |
| User9874 |
| User9994 |
| User1211 |
| User1012 |
+----------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Case 1 − If you want the result in ascending order.

Following is the query to sort a MySQL table column value by part of its value.

mysql> select *from DemoTable ORDER BY RIGHT(UserId, 4);

This will produce the following output −

+----------+
| UserId |
+----------+
| User1012 |
| User1211 |
| User1234 |
| User9874 |
| User9994 |
+----------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Case 2 − If you want the result in descending order.

Following is the query to sort a MySQL table column value by part of its value -

mysql> select *from DemoTable ORDER BY RIGHT(UserId, 4) DESC;

This will produce the following output −

+----------+
| UserId |
+----------+
| User9994 |
| User9874 |
| User1234 |
| User1211 |
| User1012 |
+----------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 20-May-2019 11:51:02
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