sorting SQLite keys where no leading zeros at end of name

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at
Thu Jun 4 19:12:07 EDT 2015

On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 4:07 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at> wrote:

> ORDER BY substr(TheKeyColumn,1,instr(TheKeyColumn,'_')-1)
> ASC,CAST(substr(TheKeyColumn,instr(theKeyColumn,'_')+1) AS INTEGER) ASC
> If there are a fixed number of chars before the numeric part of the key,
> then you can replace the instr calls with the appropriate number of chars.

ooh.  Wonderful.  Perfect.

I'm looking for a solution like this, rather than the livecode like Mike's,
because I have a rather clean setup at the moment.  I have the queries as
properties of the objects I'm maniuplating, and the livecode solution would
require a type of check that leads to spaghetti . . .

Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
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