Limit - MySQL Command

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Definition: Limit is used to limit your MySQL query results to those that fall within a specified range. You can use it to show the first X number of results, or to show a range from X - Y results. It is phrased as Limit X, Y and included at the end of your query. X is the starting point (remember the first record is 0) and Y is the duration (how many records to display).

Also Known As: Range Results


 SELECT * FROM `your_table` LIMIT 0, 10 

This will display the first 10 results from the database.

 SELECT * FROM `your_table` LIMIT 5, 5 

This will show records 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10

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Bradley, Angela. "Limit - MySQL Command." ThoughtCo, Aug. 26, 2020, Bradley, Angela. (2020, August 26). Limit - MySQL Command. Retrieved from Bradley, Angela. "Limit - MySQL Command." ThoughtCo. (accessed January 27, 2021).