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LIMIT clause

The LIMIT clause limits the number of rows returned by a query to a specified non-negative integer.

Syntax

SELECT_clause FROM_clause [WHERE_clause] [GROUP_BY_clause] [ORDER_BY_clause] LIMIT <N>

Examples

Limit results to a maximum of five rows

SELECT
  "water_level","location", "time"
FROM
  "h2o_feet" 
LIMIT
  5

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Sort and limit results

Use the ORDER BY and LIMIT clauses to first sort results by specified columns, then limit the sorted results by a specified number.

SELECT
  "water_level", "location", "time"
FROM
  "h2o_feet" 
ORDER BY
  "water_level" DESC
LIMIT
  3

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