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Using LIMIT or TOP in MSSQL


SarahB12
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Hey guys, I'm trying to limit my query to 5 results, but TOP is not working and LIMIT obviously does not work (I usually work with MySQL).

 

Here is my query:

$query = "SELECT PERSON.PERSON_ID, PERSON.LAST_NAME, PERSON.FIRST_NAME FROM PERSON where PERSON.LAST_NAME like '%$q%' or PERSON.FIRST_NAME like '%$q%' order by PERSON.LAST_NAME";

Can someone please point me in the right direction for limiting the query to 5 results?

 

Thank you!

~ Sarah

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$query = "SELECT TOP 5 PERSON.PERSON_ID, PERSON.LAST_NAME, PERSON.FIRST_NAME FROM PERSON where PERSON.LAST_NAME like '%$q%' or PERSON.FIRST_NAME like '%$q%' order by PERSON.LAST_NAME";
That should be all you need to do.

 

I have tried both "SELECT TOP 5" and "SELECT TOP (5)". Here is the error that is generated:

Fatal Error:  Uncaught exception 'com_exception' with message '<b>Source:</b> Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server<br/><b>Description:</b> Line 1: Incorrect syntax near '5'.' in C:\xampp\apps\wordpress\htdocs\autocomplete-search\search.php:9
Stack trace:
#0 C:\xampp\apps\wordpress\htdocs\autocomplete-search\search.php(9): com->execute('SELECT TOP 5 PE...')
#1 {main}
  thrown in
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What database software are you using, and what version? Also what functions are you using to connect to the database from PHP?

 

SELECT TOP 5 ... works fine for me. TOP has been supported for as long as I have been using SQL Server (since version 2000).

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SQL Server 2000.

 

Here is my connection string: 

$conn = new COM ("ADODB.Connection") or die("Cannot start ADO");

//define connection string, specify database driver
$connStr = "Provider=sqloledb;Data Source=SQLDB;Initial Catalog=PERSONDB;User Id=*****;Password=*****";

$conn->open($connStr); //Open the connection to the database

$query = "SELECT TOP (5) PERSON.PERSON_ID, PERSON.LAST_NAME, PERSON.FIRST_NAME FROM PERSON where PERSON.LAST_NAME like '%$q%' or PERSON.FIRST_NAME like '%$q%' order by PERSON.LAST_NAME";

$rs = $conn->execute($query);

Thank you.

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