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From:Thimble Smith Date:April 9 1999 1:35am
Subject:Re: Equivalency of TOP predicate?
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I don't know of a direct equivalent - you will probably need to use
LIMIT; perhaps do a COUNT(*) query before and do the 5% math first,
then use LIMIT.


On Thu, Apr 08, 1999 at 08:39:24PM -0500, Big Mike wrote:
> What  would be the equivalent of MS's TOP predicate in mySQL? I'm coming
> from a Windows background and am only familiar, so far, with the SQL found
> in the Jet engine (VB5 version). I'm moving from NT-based to UNIX-based web
> apps.
> example: "SELECT TOP 5 PERCENT * FROM table ORDER BY id DESC"
> Are there any resources on the net that describe differences like this and
> their equivalents?
> Mike
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Equivalency of TOP predicate?Big Mike9 Apr
  • Re: Equivalency of TOP predicate?Thimble Smith9 Apr