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Stored Procedure to SELECT NEXT x TOP y Records

By João Melo,

This stored procedure implements a kind of SELECT NEXT x TOP y Columns FROM Table WHERE Condition ORDER BY Order. It works on any table that has a unique id column and it works with any WHERE clause and any ORDER BY condition. The only drawback is its very poor performance on large tables. This is my first attempt to build a generic NEXT x TOP y solution so I would really welcome some comments and tips. João Melo (

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