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How to limit how many rows I wish to get

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I have a huge database and also huge query. I would like to
add a possibility to limit a report of let's say 100 rows.
As I have tried with count() it took a half an hour till I
have had enough and had killed a process.
What to do?
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Just have a look into the SQL-help .)

SET ROWCOUNT 100
SELECT * FROM TABLE

Will limit the returned rows to 100


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by:gljsentvid16
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Not working, I'm using InterBase SQL server!
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by:connex
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Hmm well then I cant help you other, than suggesting using count (like you tried already), as I don't know anything about the IB SQL, sorry. Just reject my answer, and maybe state such things in your question next time.

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by:mativare
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Try
Select Top 100 from mytable
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