Long story about why they need to be random.
I'll give all the suggestions here a good review.
Thanks everybody for the help.
"Miles Thompson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> I dunno - why does this topic pop up periodically. Anyway, here are two
> 1. Add a field to the table, called rand_order. Whenever you update the
> table insert a random number in it and when fetching records order by
> 2. Generate an array of 20 random numbers and use it to index the returned
> Neither of these are though out -- sort of 1:00 in the morning
> Why do you want them in random order?
> Cheers - Miles
> At 11:10 PM 12/16/2002 -0500, tmb wrote:
> >I need to...
> >1 - Select a set of records from a db
> >2 - Return a list of one or two fields from the selected record set in
> >random order on a web page.
> >Once I have my selected records & fields... say I end up with 20 records
> >after my select query...
> >How can I return the selected records in _random_ order ??
> >Hopefully I have made the question clear...
> >thanks for any help.
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