A handy tip to choose random record from mySQL

Published 24 April 05 06:30 PM

select * from TABLE where active = 'Y' and online = 'Y' order by rand() limit 0,1

This query will return a random record from the table.

I needed it to display a random quote on a website.

Happy mySQL-ing!


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by fahad
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