functionality similar to LIMIT x,y
Posted on 2003-11-19
I am building a website using asp and sql server and trying to implement a site search.
I want to show 20 search results per page as usual. But my problem is, not having LIMIT x,y at SQL server. I have 2 solutions in mind but can't decide which one is better or is there any other way.
1- Using stored procedures I will move the query results cursor to the starting limit I want and return only 20 rows to the user.
2- Using ado, I will open the ResultSet as forwardonly(suggestions expected here) and I will move to the row I want to start at.
I am wondering which one will be better from performance point of view and if there is a better solution I will be glad to learn about it.
Hoping to hear your suggestions