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Use this Snap to add the ORDER BY keyword to an existing query. The ORDER BY keyword enables you to sort records in ascending or descending order of a specified column's value. Additionally, the Snap also enables you to specify whether null value records are displayed first or last. This Snap also allows you to preview the result of the output query. You can validate the modified query using this preview functionality.

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Snap Input and Output

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Input/OutputType of ViewNumber of ViewsExamples of Upstream and Downstream SnapsDescription


  • Min: 1
  • Max: 1
  • ELT Select
  • ELT Copy
The SQL query in which you want to add the ORDER BY keyword.


  • Min: 1
  • Max: 1
  • ELT Insert-Select
  • ELT Unique
The incoming SQL query with the ORDER BY keyword.

Snap Settings

You can use the SQL Expressions and Functions supported for ELT to define your Snap or Account settings with the Expression symbol = enabled, where available. This list is common to all target CDWs supported. You can also use other expressions/functions that your target CDW supports.

Parameter NameData TypeDescriptionDefault ValueExample 

ELT SortSorted Employee List
Sort Paths

Required. This field set allows you to specify the sort order and placement preference for null values in each column in the table. 

Click + to add a new row. Each column for which you want to specify the sort order requires a new row.

This field set consists of the following fields:

  • Sort Path
  • Sort Order
  • Null Value Sort Preference
Sort PathStringRequired. The name of the column based on whose values you want to sort the records.N/AFNAME
Sort OrderString

Determines the order in which the values must be sorted. 

Available options are:

  • ASC: Ascending order
  • DESC: Descending order
Null Value Sort PreferenceString

Determines whether the null values must be displayed first or last.

Available options are:


This field is ignored in Azure Synapse as it does not support sorting of null values natively.

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