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Re: randomized order in select?

From: Enver ALTIN <enver(dot)altin(at)frontsite(dot)com(dot)tr>
To: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: randomized order in select?
Date: 2004-03-10 23:15:22
Message-ID: 1078960521.31720.1.camel@enver.office.frontsite.com.tr (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 2004-03-10 at 13:02 -0600, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> You can but it won't be very efficient (for large tables) as it will generate
> a random ordering for the whole table, probably do a sort and then return the
> first record.  The only thing different you need to do is add () after random:
> select tiptext from tips order by random() limit 1

Thanks. The whole table consists of about 100 rows and I don't think it
will grow by, even twice. So this fits my needs just well.
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