I have the following query
SELECT [eventid], [name],[date] FROM events WHERE eventid IN(22,13,18)
I'd like to ensure the records are returned sorted by the eventid in the order the eventid's appear in the IN statement.
22 | Event ABC | 28/09/2012
13 | Event XYZ | 12/08/2012
18 | Event CDE | 22/09/2012
Is this possible?
BY CASE WHEN eventid = 22 THEN 'curly
WHEN eventid = 13 THEN 'larry'
Thanks Rudy, and I should have probably made this clear in my original post, is that valid for Access SQL or is some bizarre syntax required?
Scratch that I think I have it!
SELECT eventid,[name],[date] FROM events WHERE eventid IN(22,18,13) ORDER BY IIF(eventid = 22,'curly',IIF(eventid = 13, 'larry','moe'))
ace! (you got it in one)
p.s. if you add a 4th event id, you can use 'shemp' -- but after that, curly joe and joe would be out of sequence
Thanks, fortunately I only need to go to 3.
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