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

In SQL Server, use TOP (N) to retrieve the first N records in the table. Remember to replace N with one actual number.

Code snippet

SELECT TOP (N) * FROM TableName;
info Last modified by Raymond at 2 years ago copyright This page is subject to Site terms.

More from Kontext

local_offer mssql local_offer t-sql

visibility 25
thumb_up 0
access_time 9 months ago

This code snippet shows how to calculate time differences.

open_in_new Code snippets

local_offer mssql local_offer t-sql

visibility 29
thumb_up 0
access_time 9 months ago

This code snippet shows how to convert string to date.

open_in_new Code snippets

local_offer mssql local_offer t-sql

visibility 44
thumb_up 0
access_time 9 months ago

JSON is commonly used in modern applications for data storage and transfers. Pretty much all programming languages provide APIs to parse JSON. 

open_in_new Code snippets

local_offer mssql local_offer t-sql

visibility 17
thumb_up 0
access_time 9 months ago

In Oracle database, you can select from dual table if you only want to return a one row result set. In many other databases, the query engine supports select directly from constant values without specifying a table name. 

open_in_new Code snippets

comment Comments (0)

comment Add comment

Please log in or register to comment.

account_circle Log in person_add Register

Log in with external accounts

No comments yet.

Kontext Column

Created for everyone to publish data, programming and cloud related articles. Follow three steps to create your columns.


Learn more arrow_forward