Paging at the database in MSSQL
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Lacking limit and offset, modern MSSQL can still perform acceptable paging calls, it's just a bit more syntax to make it work. Here's a basic syntax run down you can start with:
WITH paging AS ( SELECT --return record count so we know how many pages are possible in resultset (redundant, I know) COUNT(*) OVER (PARTITION BY '') AS totalRecords --get row number, this allows us to do paging (The ORDER BY in this statement replaces the SELECT's ORDER BY) ,ROW_NUMBER() OVER ( ORDER BY A, B ) AS ROW_NUM ,TABLE.* FROM dbo.Table_Name TABLE ) SELECT * FROM paging WHERE ( @PageSize IS NULL OR ROW_NUM BETWEEN (@PageIndex - 1) * @PageSize + 1 AND @PageIndex * @PageSize ) ORDER BY ROW_NUM