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About ORDER BY...

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About ORDER BY...

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Hi,
I am using ORDER BY to sort rows based on a column containing strange strings like ("?@@??$&##ADSDG").
Sample of the column:

ev_0516=# select * from temp order by sortare;
 sortare
---------
 ???&&
 ?&&#
 1?&&#
 1?&&#
 1?A
 1?&#A
 1M
 1?M
 2A
 2M
 ?A
 ?&&#A
 A^
 AZ
 ?BA
 BA?
 BB
 ?MA
 ?ZA
(19 rows)

I need to obtain a real sort based on charcodes that will at least group toghether strings starting with ? or @.

Am I stupid or what ???

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