SQLite LIMIT Clause

The SQLite LIMIT clause is used to limit the data amount returned by the SELECT statement.

 

Syntax:

The basic syntax of SELECT statement with LIMIT clause is as follows:

SELECT column1, column2, columnN

FROM table_name

LIMIT [no of rows]

Following is the syntax of LIMIT clause when it is used along with OFFSET clause:

SELECT column1, column2, columnN

FROM table_name

LIMIT [no of rows] OFFSET [row num]

SQLite engine will return rows starting from the next row to the given OFFSET as shown below in the last example.

 

Example:

Consider COMPANY table is having the following records:

 

ID          NAME        AGE         ADDRESS     SALARY

———-  ———-  ———-  ———-  ———-

1           Paul        32          California   20000.0

2           Allen       25          Texas       15000.0

3           Teddy       23          Norway      20000.0

4           Mark        25          Rich-Mond   65000.0

5           David       27          Texas       85000.0

6           Kim         22          South-Hall   45000.0

7           James       24          Houston     10000.0

Following is an example, which limits the row in the table according to the number of rows you want to fetch from table:

sqlite> SELECT * FROM COMPANY LIMIT 6;

This would produce the following result:

 

ID          NAME        AGE         ADDRESS     SALARY

———-  ———-  ———-  ———-  ———-

1           Paul        32          California   20000.0

2           Allen       25          Texas       15000.0

3           Teddy       23          Norway      20000.0

4           Mark        25          Rich-Mond   65000.0

5           David       27          Texas       85000.0

6           Kim         22          South-Hall   45000.0

But in certain situations, you may need to pick up a set of records from a particular offset. Here is an example, which picks up 3 records starting from 3rd position:

 

sqlite> SELECT * FROM COMPANY LIMIT 3 OFFSET 2;

This would produce the following result:

 

ID          NAME        AGE         ADDRESS     SALARY

———-  ———-  ———-  ———-  ———-

3           Teddy       23          Norway      20000.0

4           Mark        25          Rich-Mond   65000.0

5           David       27          Texas       85000.0

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