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Simple Query To Select N Random Rows

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Simple Query To Select N Random Rows

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A very simple, if not particularly portable or fast, quest for selecting a set of random rows from MySQL.

SELECT * from my_table ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 25

I use this a lot when testing.

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