Do until EOF or a specific number of times

I would like to know how to do a loop in asp so that it would retrive files until the EOF OR to lets say 5.

So if there are 3 records in the db it will only retrive 3 records from the db
or if there are 10 records in the db it will only retrive 5 records from the db
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hyperslugConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Dim MaxRecs : MaxRecs = 5

while not rs.eof and MaxRecs > 0
    ' do whatever
    MaxRecs = MaxRecs - 1
    rs.movenext
wend
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joeposter649Commented:
The best way would be to change the SQL to limit the results.  Depending on the DB you would use something like "rownum" or "top" to get the first 5 records.
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dwaldnerCommented:
in vbscript:

while (condition here)
  (code lines)
wend

example for cycling through a recordset object (rs):

counter = 0
while not rs.eof
  counter = counter + 1
  rs.moveNext
wend
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tenaciumCommented:
Without focusing too much on syntax, you could do something like:

Select count(*) from table

Then, set the result to a variable "x".

Select case x

Case x < 5
  y = "Select * From"
Case x > 5
  y = "Select TOP 3 From"

End Select

Then build your SQL query using the variable "y".
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joeposter649Commented:
That won't "only retrive 5 records from the db".
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