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ORDER BY clause

Use the ORDER BY clause to sort data.

ORDER BY time DESC

By default, InfluxDB returns results in ascending time order; the first point returned has the oldest timestamp and the last point returned has the most recent timestamp. ORDER BY time DESC reverses that order such that InfluxDB returns the points with the most recent timestamps first.

Syntax

SELECT_clause FROM_clause [WHERE_clause] [GROUP_BY_clause] ORDER BY time DESC

If the query includes a GROUP BY clause, ORDER by time DESC must appear after the GROUP BY clause. If the query includes a WHERE clause and no GROUP BY clause, ORDER by time DESC must appear after the WHERE clause.

Examples

Return the newest points first

Return the newest points first and include a GROUP BY time() clause


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