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How To Return Top 5 Rows?

If you want the query to return only the first 5 rows, you can use the LIMIT clause, which takes one parameter as the maximum number of rows to return. The following statement returns the first 5 rows from the fyi_links:

mysql> SELECT id, url, counts, tag FROM fyi_links 
   ORDER BY counts DESC LIMIT 5;
+-----+-------------------+--------+------+
| id  | url               | counts | tag  |
+-----+-------------------+--------+------+
| 107 | www.winrunner.com |      8 | SQA  |
| 105 | www.oracle.com    |      7 | DBA  |
| 103 | sqa.fyicenter.com |      6 | SQA  |
| 101 | dev.fyicenter.com |      4 | DEV  |
| 106 | www.php.net       |      4 | DEV  |
+-----+-------------------+--------+------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

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  1. How To Join Two Tables in a Single Query?
  2. How To Write a Query with an Inner Join?
  3. How To Define and Use Table Alias Names?
  4. How To Write a Query with a Left Outer Join?
  5. How To Write a Query with a Right Outer Join?
  6. How To Write a Query with a Full Outer Join?
  7. How To Write an Inner Join with the WHERE Clause?
  8. How To Name Query Output Columns?
  9. What Is a Subquery?
  10. How To Use Subqueries with the IN Operator?
  11. How To Use Subqueries with the EXISTS Operator?
  12. How To Use Subqueries in the FROM clause?
  13. How To Count Groups Returned with the GROUP BY Clause?
  14. How To Return Top 5 Rows?
  15. How To Return the Second 5 Rows?
  16. How To Use UNION to Merge Outputs from Two Queries Together?

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