Pervasive 11 "Top" or "First"

I am trying to pull the top, or first, record from a table... how can I do this in Perv 11?

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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAsked:
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SELECT TOP 1 * FROM TableName
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mirtheilSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Pervasive v11 supports the TOP keyword.  You would need to add an ORDER BY to sort on the field you want for the first record.  

For example, this query will return the first record from the Class table sorted by the Start_Date:
select top 1 * from class order by start_date

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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Does this infer that you CANNOT specify the field?

select top 1 FRDATE from class order by start_date
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mirtheilSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Specifying the field in the select list will only return that field.
"select top 1 FRDATE from class"
will only return the first value for FRDATE.
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks for you help!
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