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Selecting a specific number of rows in TSQL

The other day I had the need to select an exact number of rows in a TSQL stored procedure. The circumstances constrained me in multiple ways and I just so happened to come across this little gem of a trick for selecting a set number of rows without using TOP.

All one must do is use the following assigment:

SET @@ROWCOUNT = # of Rows To Select

Then perform the select statement and your in business!

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