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Message Posted: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 @ 08:50:54 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Setting the size of rows returned
From:   David Wellman


There's no easy way to achieve this, but it can be done. As far as I'm aware there are basically two approaches that can be used. I think I'd probably use the second one.

1) for each 'request', issue the same sql and then get the client-side application to count the rows as they're returned. The first time through it retrieves and displays rows 1-500, when it's retrieved row #500 it ends the query and Teradata will discard the rest of the answer set. Second time through it retrieves rows 1-1000 and simply ignores the first 500 rows.

2) run the real 'business' query and insert the results into a temporary table, probably a volatile one. As part of this processing, add a unique sequence number to each row -- CSUM will do this -- and then issue queries against this temporary table selecting on the sequence number column to build your 500-row answer sets.

The downside to this is that you're potentially holding a lot of spool space until the application can release the temporary table. Having said that this is probably the only practical answer to your problem.



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