SQL statement needed (get the next record while the data return are not sorted via unique filed)


I do have a table contain nDate, nPoints, nDescription, nPrimaryID

during SQL statement, I have "SELECT * FROM tblTmp ORDER BY nDate, nPoints DESC, nPrimaryID LIMIT 1"
so, it will return 1 records. If I would like to navigate to the next record, what should i do?

I the past, my data are sorted via PrimaryID, so, I can have something like this
"SELECT * FROM tblTemp WHERE nPrimaryID > " & avalue & " ORDER BY nDate, nPoints DESC, nPrimaryID LIMIT 1"

I can't make a "AND" for >= Date, <= Points and > PrimaryID, cus if I have a sample data like below

PrimaryID             Date               Points
1                         4/12                50
3                         4/13                60
2                         4/13                50
4                         4/13                20
5                         4/14                30

If I using AND for all 3 statement, while my current display is Record with PrimaryID 3, while I make a next, it will navigate to PrimaryID 4 and not 2.

Please advice.
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SELECT * FROM tblTmp ORDER BY nDate, nPoints DESC, nPrimaryID LIMIT 1,1;

For the record after that:

SELECT * FROM tblTmp ORDER BY nDate, nPoints DESC, nPrimaryID LIMIT 2, 1;
cybehAuthor Commented:
But the problem is, I might not know what is the numbering for current record.
I might be a display data from another search, and while it click on next, it should be just go to the next record.
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try this
select id, max(Date),Points from tblTmp group by id;
You have to handle that at the application layer.  MySQL isn't going to cache a result set and know remember the state of the last requested row so that it can increment the row and return the next one at the next request.  I may be misunderstanding, but it sounds like this is what you are after.
Bernard S.CTOCommented:
What if you do NOT use LIMIT 1 and simply loop thru all the records, one at a time?
        (nDate > $lastDate)
        (nDate = $lastDate AND nPoints < $lastPoints)
        (nDate = $lastDate AND nPoints = $lastPoints AND nPrimaryID > $lastPrimaryID)
ORDER BY nDate, nPoints DESC, nPrimaryID LIMIT 1

For this to work quickly, you need a multicolumn index on (nDate, nPoints, nPrimaryID)

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