OQL Limit Clause

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1 Description

With the LIMIT clause a portion of the result of a query can be returned.

2 Syntax

The syntax is as follows:

[ LIMIT number ] [ OFFSET number ]

2.1 LIMIT

LIMIT specifies how many rows must be returned.

2.2 OFFSET

OFFSET specifies how many rows must be skipped before returning the result rows.

3 Examples

This query retrieves the first ten customers, sorted by their last name:

SELECT FirstName FROM Sales.Customer
ORDER BY LastName
LIMIT 10

This query retrieves all customers, except the first ten, sorted by their last name:

SELECT FirstName FROM Sales.Customer
ORDER BY LastName
OFFSET 10

This query retrieves the 11th to 20th customer, sorted by their last name:

SELECT FirstName FROM Sales.Customer
ORDER BY LastName
LIMIT 10 OFFSET 10