The fields of a database can be sorted or rearranged in a
number of ways:
- Ascending order -- Arrangement of data from lowest
to highest in sequence.
- Descending order -- Arrangement of sorted data
from highest to lowest in sequence.
- Multiple-field sorting -- Sorting on two or more
fields of information, one primary and the others secondary.
For instance, in a mailing list database, a person may sort
addresses by states, and then within states by ZIP code.