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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007

    Unanswered: Paging in Sqlserver 2000

    If i have a select query and i need to get it result by paging(for example from row x to row y ) without using cursor .
    Is there any way to do it ?

    Nb : like ROW_NUMBER in SqlServer 2005 and ROWNUM oracle.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Provided Answers: 1
    There are several methods for doing this. Which is most efficient depends upon your specific circumstances.

    One method involves fabricating a rownumber with a subquery. This can be done as a single SQL statement (like a view) but is not very efficient.

    Another method is to use nested TOP statements. This method is reasonably fast, but when calling TOP N the N cannot be a variable. So you must either hard-code it or use dynamic sql.

    One more method is to select your data into a temporary table with a defined identity value. You can use the identity values created as row numbers. This method is fairly fast, but requires multiple steps and so must be implemented as a procedure.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman "sqlblindman"

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