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Top 10 syntax (Oracle and SQL)

As my experience in Microsoft development, I was think that the syntax for retrieving top 10 records in SQL server is same with Oracle but unfortunately they were different so here the syntax of both :

SQL SERVER :

SELECT TOP 10 age FROM Employees

ORACLE :

SELECT age FROM Employees WHERE ROWNUM <= 10

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July 10, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Oracle statement should not work, because Oracle returns data in random order. You have to order the data in a subquery before getting the top N rows.

    Comment by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 | Reply


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