The joys of enterprise RDBMSs – limiting ordered SQL output

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I have been using various RDBMS systems for a while but now and then I discover things that really annoy me. I just found another one with Oracle. I might be wrong but here is what I found I have to do for a simple task. This article is as much a reference for me as it is a help for you.

Suppose I have a table with lots of entries and I want to get the latest three records. The reason will be that you are only interested in a certain part of the data and want the database to transmit only the data you need…

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