kobac kobac - 6 months ago 14
SQL Question

how to select first N rows from a table in T-SQL?

Is there any way to select, for example, first 10 rows of a table in T-SQL (working MSSQL)?

I think I saw something in Oracle defined as rownum meta variable, used in a following way


select * from Users where rownum<=10

But what about MSSQL?

Answer
select top(@count) * from users

If @count is a constant, you can drop the parentheses:

select top 42 * from users

(the latter works on SQL Server 2000 too, while the former requires at least 2005)

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