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One additional pitfall for most people using a relational database for the first time: there are no record numbers!

An RDBMS is based on set theory, and a particular row has no inherent position in its table (although some database systems fake this).

Hence the very common question: how do I fetch rows 100-120, where the database independant answer is always: use an appropriate WHERE clause.

Michael


In reply to Re: The fine art of database programming by mpeppler
in thread The fine art of database programming by gmax

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