Subject Re: [firebird-support] select first and skip
Author Mark Rotteveel
On 16-5-2012 14:39, Olaf Kluge wrote:
> in a Table I'm looking for the right 5 records for each workplace on a
> conveyor track (max-id of the records - offset for the workplace) but
> ascending sorted.
> For example, the max ID is 200 (last record). The Offset is 10. If I select
> first 5 skip 10 fields from table order by id desc, then I get the IDs 190,
> 189, 188, 187, 186. But I need the records ascending! If I sort ascending,
> then I get the IDs 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. How can I get the last IDs in ascending
> order?

Use a subquery or CTE to retrieve the rows you want, and then sort them
again with the outer query.

Mark Rotteveel