ORDER BY clause

The ORDER BY clause sort results by specified columns and order. Sort data based on fields, tags, and timestamps. The following orders are supported:


[SELECT CLAUSE] [FROM CLAUSE] [ ORDER BY expression [ ASC | DESC ][, ] ]

Note: If your query includes a GROUP BY clause, the ORDER BY clause must appear after the GROUP BY clause.


Sort data by time with the most recent first

  "water_level", "time"
  "location" = 'coyote_creek'  
  time DESC

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Sort data by tag or field values

  "water_level", "time", "location"
  "location", "water_level" DESC

Sort data by selection order

  "location","water_level", "time"
  1, 2

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