I'm trying to do something like :
SELECT * FROM table LIMIT 10,20
SELECT * FROM table LIMIT 10 OFFSET 10
but using SQL Server
The only solution I found looks like overkill:
SELECT * FROM (
SELECT *, ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY name) as row FROM sys.databases
) a WHERE row > 5 and row <= 10
I also found:
SELECT TOP 10 * FROM stuff;
... but it's not what I want to do since I can't specify the starting limit.
Is there another way for me to do that?
Also, just curious, is there a reason why doesn't SQL Server support the LIMIT function or something similar? I don't want to be mean, but that really sounds like something a DBMS needs ... If it does, then I'm sorry for being so ignorant! I've been working with MySQL and SQL+ for the past 5 years so...