I am not very much efficient in SQL Query so wanted to know how to fetch last N records or rows from a table using query in SQL Server.
Like, we can do using TOP keyword in SQL Server to fetch first 10 results as below
SELECT TOP N * FROM MyTable
You can use this query to get last N records
SELECT TOP(N) * FROM TableName ORDER BY Table_ID DESC
simply use this query syntax to get last N records
select * from table_name except select top (numbers of rows - how many rows you want)* from table_name
So for example, I have a table with total 7 rows, to get last 2 records in SQL Server, query would be as below:
select * from [OrderDetails].[dbo].[EmployeeSalary] except select top (7 - 2)* from [OrderDetails].[dbo].[EmployeeSalary]
If you don't know how many total records are there in table
select * from [AdventureWorks2012].[Production].[Product] except select top ((SELECT COUNT(*) FROM [AdventureWorks2012].[Production].[Product]) - 2) * from [AdventureWorks2012].[Production].[Product]
That should also work.
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