SQL to Select a random row from a database table

If we want to select random data (for any specific number TOP 3… or for all data set), we can order the data by using NEWID().

 

declare @Product table
 (
     ProductID int,
     Color varchar(5)
)
insert into @Product
     select 1, 'Black' union all
     select 2, 'Red' union all
     select 3, 'Blue' union all
     select 4, 'Black' union all
     select 5, 'Black' union all
     select 6, 'Red' union all
     select 7, 'Grey' union all
     select 8, 'Red' union all
     select 9, 'Blue'

SELECT ProductID, Color 
FROM @Product
ORDER BY NEWID()
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By simplemsexchange Posted in SQL 2008

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