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Posted on 2016-08-31
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I want to be able to get the record number within my query.

I have a simple table
ID  NAME
11  steve
82  bob
32  peter


I can get the rank number of the query like this:

SELECT *, @rownum := @rownum + 1 AS rank
FROM table, (SELECT @rownum := 0) r
ORDER BY id

returns:
ID  NAME rank
11  steve  1
82  bob    2
32  peter  3



BUT if I run a query like this:

SELECT *, @rownum := @rownum + 1 AS rank
FROM table, (SELECT @rownum := 0) r
WHERE name = "bob"
ORDER BY id

Its returns:
ID  NAME rank
82  bob    1



But I want it to still return rank = 2.... the position in the db.


Can anyone help.

Steve
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Ryan Chong earned 2000 total points
ID: 41777662
try this?
select * from
(
SELECT *, @rownum := @rownum + 1 AS rank
FROM Table1, (SELECT @rownum := 0) r
) r
where name = 'bob'
ORDER BY id

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by:Steve Tinsley
ID: 41777673
Worked first time!! Thanks
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by:Steve Tinsley
ID: 41805370
Hi Ryan,

I am suddenly getting issues with this query. It is giving me the number plus 1.
I dont completely understand how this works.

Any ideas??

Steve
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