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How to get 10 random products using the NEWID function?

Execute the following Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL scripts in Management Studio Query Editor to generate a set of 10 random products at each execution and to generate random numbers:

use AdventureWorks2008;

 

select top 10 Name from Production.Product

order by newid();

/* Name

Half-Finger Gloves, S

Spokes

External Lock Washer 9

Metal Sheet 3.....*/

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-- Generating Random Numbers with NEWID()

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SELECT Random=ABS(CHECKSUM(NEWID())), ProductName=Name

FROM AdventureWorks2008.Production.Product

ORDER BY Random;

/*

Random      ProductName

7933079     Internal Lock Washer 8

13332346    Minipump

23388771    Touring-1000 Blue, 54

30116924    Thin-Jam Hex Nut 3

30398015    Metal Sheet 3

31054093    Thin-Jam Lock Nut 8  ..... */

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DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE