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Select 3 random rows from dataset in ASP

Posted on 2007-11-20
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Hi,

I have the following asp script that reads from a ms sql database.
It currently returns the data for all rows.
Can somebody please modify this to return 3 different RANDOM rows instead of all data in the loop attached.

I've tried to modify and can't get it to work. Any help apreciated.
<html>

<!--#INCLUDE Virtual="/asp/user/dbHelpers.asp" -->

<%
 

sql = "SELECT listingStyle, EntryID, FullName, CompanySchoolGuild, City, State, Country FROM WebData WHERE Active = 1 AND EntryType = 'therapist'"
 

If listingType <> "" Then

	sql = sql & " AND EntryType =  '" & listingType & "'"

End If
 

if countryCode <> "" Then

	sql = sql & " AND country = '" & countryCode & "'"

End If
 

If state <> "" Then

	sql = sql & " AND state = '" & state & "'"

end if
 

sql = sql & " ORDER BY isnull(payedmembersince, '10/10/2100') ASC, CASE Country WHEN '' THEN 'ZZZZ' ELSE Country END ASC, CASE State WHEN '' THEN 'ZZZZ' ELSE State END ASC, CASE City WHEN '' THEN 'ZZZZ' ELSE City END ASC, FullName ASC, CompanySchoolGuild ASC"
 

' default is guild

title = "Hypnosis Guild &amp; Associations Listing"
 

fields = Array(Array("FullName", "Full Name"), Array("CompanySchoolGuild", "Company Name"), Array("City", "City"), Array("State", "State"), Array("Country", "Country"))
 

If listingType = "therapist" Then

	title = "Hypnotist &amp; Hypnotherapist Listing in the "

	If countryCode = "" Then

		title = title & "World"

	Else

		title = title & "United States"

	End If

ElseIf listingType = "school" Then

	title = "Hypnosis Schools &amp; Training Listing"

ElseIf listingType = "stage" Then

	title = "Stage Hypnotists Listing"

End If
 

Conn.Open(Application("HypnosisDB_ConnectionString"))

ObjRS.Open sql, conn, adOpenStatic, adLockReadOnly, adCmdText
 

Dim rows

hasResults = false

If ObjRS.EOF Then

	Redim rows(0,0)

Else

	rows = ObjRS.getRows()

	hasResults = true

End If

ObjRs.close()
 

%>
 

								<%

									for i=0 To ubound(fields)

										%>

											

										<%	

									next

								%>

						<BR>

						

							<%

								If hasResults Then

									for i=0 To ubound(rows, 2)

									%>

																				

											<a href="detail.asp?EntryID=<%= rows(1, i) %>"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2"><%= rows(2, i) %>&nbsp;</font></a>

																																					 

										<BR>

										

										<%

									Next

								End If

							%>

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Question by:superlative
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by:James Murrell
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If you just want a random row you can use the Random number function to generate the questionID value and then specify the value in your SELECT statement criteria:

"SELECT * FROM Questions WHERE questionID = " + RandomNumber();

 

You just need to determine the maximum questionID value (using the SQL MAX keyword) so that you can pass it to the RandomNumber function.

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raterus earned 500 total points
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Replace these two lines with this,

sql = "SELECT top 3 listingStyle, EntryID, FullName, CompanySchoolGuild, City, State, Country FROM WebData WHERE Active = 1 AND EntryType = 'therapist'"


sql = sql & " ORDER BY newid(), isnull(payedmembersince, '10/10/2100') ASC, CASE Country WHEN '' THEN 'ZZZZ' ELSE Country END ASC, CASE State WHEN '' THEN 'ZZZZ' ELSE State END ASC, CASE City WHEN '' THEN 'ZZZZ' ELSE City END ASC, FullName ASC, CompanySchoolGuild ASC"
 
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by:superlative
ID: 20319197
hi raterus, what two lines am i replaceing? am i using both of your sql lines?
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by:superlative
ID: 20319206
hi raterus,

this line here

sql = "SELECT top 3 listingStyle, EntryID, FullName, CompanySchoolGuild, City, State, Country FROM WebData WHERE Active = 1 AND EntryType = 'therapist'"

works great.

now how do i get the top 3 results that show up to just randomize each time so its 3 different random results?
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by:raterus
ID: 20319528
The " ORDER BY newid() ", I posted in the second sql query is going to take care of this for you.
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