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TOP clause WITH TIES


TOP clause WITH TIES

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L' Eomot Inversé (5/30/2013)
That's a fun question.

But maybe there will be complaints from some who think QotD should test only knowledge and not reasoning (except perhaps very trivial reasoning).


I hope not. Knowledge in itself does not a database professional make. You can know the entirety of BOL (plus the necessary corrections) but if you aren't able to reason out a situation to identify which knowledge to apply and how to apply it, you'll be a crappy DBA/developer.
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L' Eomot Inversé (5/30/2013)
That's a fun question.

But maybe there will be complaints from some who think QotD should test only knowledge and not reasoning (except perhaps very trivial reasoning).


I second Tom. Qotd should have mix of knowledge + reasoning test!

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Great question!
I did spot the difference in the two columns, but messed up the logic when answering. Crazy
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Great question. Definitely need some more logic questions on QOTD.
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L' Eomot Inversé (5/30/2013)
That's a fun question.

But maybe there will be complaints from some who think QotD should test only knowledge and not reasoning (except perhaps very trivial reasoning).

A mix of both, dressed up with some gratuitous misdirection, is what makes it fun for me. It is also a better reflection of many real world situations that way.
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I messed with the question... But like your No cheating comment....:-P
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Thanks Ron for the QoTD. Today, I've learned that "TOP WITH TIES" returns ties only iff the last row is tied. Darn, all along, I was thinking TIES works on all rows.;-)

Its too bad, I have to go back and check all the hundreds of procedures. Sad But I think it should not function like it, rather it should work on all tied rows.

--Ramesh


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interesting question.

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Good one. :-)
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Nice one

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