troubleshooting Question

I like to want lock will held for the specific query

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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I want to know what lock is been put on the table if run below statement

Select top 5000 from table1

I tried to examine by sp_lock spid;

I gives type as TAB.

And if run the Select top 1 from table1 it also say the type as TAB.
In the MSDN TAB = Lock on an entire table, including all data and indexes.

I want to know why there is Table lock is been put even if query returns 1 record?

This is standalone test database, and my session is active. There is no other transaction happening in the db.
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Steve Wales
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