SQL Select Top Clause

SQL Select Top Clause

Hi friends, in this post we will learn about SQL Select Top Clause. Top clause is used to get TOP N number of records from table. Top clause can be very useful on tables with thousands of records. Fetching a large number of records can impact performance, so TOP clause is very handy in this case.

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Table Structure:

ID NAME CLASS PERMADDRESS TEMPADDRESS
1 MANN XI AGRA NULL
2 JAI X MUMBAI NULL
3 AKSHAY IX GOA NULL
4 OM V DELHI NULL
5 AMAN VII GOA NULL
6 AMIT VII JAIPUR NULL

SQL Select TOP Clause Example:-

----SELECT DATABASE----
USE HIGHTECHNOLOGY
GO

----TOP CLAUSE EXAMPLES----

----SELECT TOP 3 RECORDS WITH ALL COLUMNS----
SELECT TOP 3 * FROM STUDENT_INFORMATION
GO

----SELECT TOP 3 RECORDS WITH SELECTED COLUMNS----
SELECT TOP 3 ID,NAME FROM STUDENT_INFORMATION
GO

SQL SELECT TOP CLAUSE