Python SQL Order By

In this section, we explain to you how to write a SQL Order By in the Python Programming language. And how to sort the SQL Server Table records in Python with an example. 

Before we get into the Python SQL Order By example, let me show you the data that we use.

Python SQL Order by Example 1

Python SQL Order By Example 1

In this Python example, we show how to use the Order By Clause to sort the Data in Ascending Order.

TIP: Please refer to Connect Python to SQL Server article to understand the steps involved in establishing a connection.

Here, ASC is the keyword for the Ascending Order. By default, Order by clause sort data in ascending order. So, it is optional to include the ASC keyword.

# Python SQL Order By Example
import pyodbc
dbConn = pyodbc.connect("Driver={SQL Server Native Client 11.0};"
                      "Server=PRASAD;"
                      "Database=SQL Tutorial;"
                      "Trusted_Connection=yes;")

OrderCursor = dbConn.cursor()
OrderCursor.execute('SELECT * FROM CustomerSale ORDER BY  YearlyIncome')

for row in OrderCursor:
    print('row = %r' % (row,))
Python SQL Order by Example 2

First, we selected data from the Customer Sales table present in SQL Tutorial Database. This data is sorted by Yearly Income in Ascending order.

OrderCursor.execute('SELECT * FROM CustomerSale ORDER BY YearlyIncome')

Next, we used the For loop to iterate each row present in the Order Cursor. Within the For Loop, we used the print statement to print rows.

for row in OrderCursor: 
   print('row = %r' % (row,))

Python SQL Order By Descending Example

This Python Order By example sorts the Customer table in descending order using the Yearly Income column. 

# Python SQL Order By Example
import pyodbc
dbConn = pyodbc.connect("Driver={SQL Server Native Client 11.0};"
                      "Server=PRASAD;"
                      "Database=SQL Tutorial;"
                      "Trusted_Connection=yes;")

OrderCursor = dbConn.cursor()
OrderCursor.execute('SELECT * FROM CustomerSale ORDER BY YearlyIncome DESC')

for row in OrderCursor:
    print('row = %r' % (row,))
Python SQL Order by Example 3