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Django QuerySet Order By


Order By

To sort QuerySets, Django uses the order_by() method:

Example

Order the result alphabetically by firstname:

mydata = Members.objects.all().order_by('firstname').values()
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In SQL, the above statement would be written like this:

SELECT * FROM members ORDER BY firstname;

Descending Order

By default, the result is sorted ascending (the lowest value first), to change the direction to descending (the highest value first), use the minus sign (NOT), - in front of the field name:

Example

Order the result firstname descending:

mydata = Members.objects.all().order_by('-firstname').values()
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In SQL, the above statement would be written like this:

SELECT * FROM members ORDER BY firstname DESC;

Multiple Order Bys

To order by more than one field, separate the fieldnames with a comma in the order_by() method:

Example

Order the result first by lastname ascending, then descending on id:

mydata = Members.objects.all().order_by('lastname', '-id').values()
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In SQL, the above statement would be written like this:

SELECT * FROM members ORDER BY lastname ASC, id DESC;