Returning a Random set of Records

The NEWID() function returns a uniqueidentifier for each row of data that is returned.

Execute the following query in the AdventureWorks database:

select top 5 productid, name from production.productorder by newid()

Here are the results:

productid   name----------- --------------------------------------------------917         LL Mountain Frame - Silver, 42722         LL Road Frame - Black, 58372         Thin-Jam Hex Nut 8969         Touring-1000 Blue, 60328         Mountain End Caps(5 row(s) affected)

Execute the query again and you get a completely different set of results:

productid   name----------- --------------------------------------------------861         Full-Finger Gloves, S440         Lock Nut 16526         HL Shell451         Lock Nut 11406         External Lock Washer 5(5 row(s) affected)
Share the Post:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Overview

The Latest

your company's audio

4 Areas of Your Company Where Your Audio Really Matters

Your company probably relies on audio more than you realize. Whether you’re creating a spoken text message to a colleague or giving a speech, you want your audio to shine. Otherwise, you could cause avoidable friction points and potentially hurt your brand reputation. For example, let’s say you create a

chrome os developer mode

How to Turn on Chrome OS Developer Mode

Google’s Chrome OS is a popular operating system that is widely used on Chromebooks and other devices. While it is designed to be simple and user-friendly, there are times when users may want to access additional features and functionality. One way to do this is by turning on Chrome OS

homes in the real estate industry

Exploring the Latest Tech Trends Impacting the Real Estate Industry

The real estate industry is changing thanks to the newest technological advancements. These new developments — from blockchain and AI to virtual reality and 3D printing — are poised to change how we buy and sell homes. Real estate brokers, buyers, sellers, wholesale real estate professionals, fix and flippers, and beyond may