Randomly Sorting Records

Ever needed to grab a selection of random rows from a table? Well, it's surprisingly easy in SQL Server 2000, using the NEWID() method. The code below selects 10 random rows from "myTable".

SELECT TOP 10 id,title FROM myTable ORDER BY NEWID()


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