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SELECT TOP into variable


SELECT TOP into variable

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OleHank
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Sorry if this is a really simple question, but how do I select the top 1 into a variable? Something like this (but not this as it doesn't work!):

SELECT @ID = TOP 1 OrderVal FROM qryCust WHERE OrderNo = '000663' AND DiscountGroup = 'XXND' AND CustID = 3

I'd just lie to add that I am building this up as a sQL string as I have a variable mnumber and combination of parameters to include in the where clause.

So my@ID is the output parameter from my sp_executesql.

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The top's in the wrong place


SELECT TOP 1 @ID = OrderVal FROM qryCust
WHERE OrderNo = '000663' AND DiscountGroup = 'XXND' AND CustID = 3




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DOH! Many thanks!
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Hello,

The TOP can go to the right of the assignment too.

like

select @variable = ( select TOP 1 salesAmount from sales )

Regards,

Terry
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In this case yes. That's assigning the results of a subquery to a variable. and only works with a single variable and column.


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