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Select top N records in SQL / Hive

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In different databases, the syntax of selecting top N records are slightly different. They may also differ from ISO standards.

In Hive, use LIMIT N retrieve N records from the table. Remember to change N to an actual number.

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SELECT * FROM TableName LIMIT N;
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