Check out example codes for "order by example in mysql". It will help you in understanding the concepts better.

Code Example 1

To get the sorted result from MySQL select statement we use order by clause with SELECT statement.

Syntax:
SELECT column_list FROM tablename ORDER BY column_name1 [ASC][DESC],column_name2 [ASC][DESC],...

Code Example 2

SELECT orders.status, orders.created_at
FROM `orders`
ORDER BY
  status='new' DESC,
  status='processing' DESC,
  CASE WHEN status IN ('new', 'processing') THEN created_at END ASC,
  CASE WHEN status NOT IN ('new', 'processing') THEN created_at END DESC

Code Example 3

SELECT last_name, first_name, city
FROM contacts
WHERE last_name = 'Johnson'
ORDER BY city DESC;

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