Return Top 5 Rows in Oracle


How To Return Top 5 Rows in Oracle?



If you want the query to return only the first 5 rows, you can use the pseudo column called ROWNUM in the WHERE clause. ROWNUM contains the row number of each returning row from the query. The following statement returns the first 5 rows from the employees table:

SQL> SELECT employee_id, first_name, last_name 
  FROM employees WHERE ROWNUM <= 5;
----------- -------------------- -------------
        100 Steven               King
        101 Neena                Kochhar
        102 Lex                  De Haan
        103 Alexander            Hunold
        104 Bruce                Ernst


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