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SQL Server Ranking Functions


SQL Server Ranking Functions

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Daniel Bowlin
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I have seen Row number used in several occasions and always struggled to understand it. This article is very clear and practical. I expect to start using these functions soon. Thanks.
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Good article.

I've become very fond or ROW_NUMBER() lately, it's an efficient way of doing what I need to do for a large report.
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Very interesting article. I haven't used some of the fuctions, but I will try to use them now...



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Wonderful article WayneS.. a great read.. taught me new things about Ranking... Thanks :-)
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Loved it! New features like ranking functions tend to be underutilized, since people prefer to stick with true and tried. Articles like this one, really clarify things and help us start using these features.



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Great article. Well written. Thank you, sir.
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I'm a little late on the feedback after the formatting fix and I apologize for that. VERY nicely done, Wayne. This will help a lot of folks just getting into Windowing functions.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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Nice article, nice simple examples. Well done, Wayne.

Tom

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Thanks Tom, I'm glad that you liked it.

Wayne
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THANK YOU for such an excellent clarification of something that is very confusing to newbies like myself. Exceptionally well done. Much appreciated!


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