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How to select random rows in MySQL

The easiest way to generate random rows in MySQL is to use the ORDER BY RAND() clause. SELECT col1 FROM tbl ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 10; This can work fine for small tables. However, for big table, it will have a serious performance problem as in order to generate the list of random rows, MySQL […]

MySQL random data selection

Some days ago I was working in a vocabulary game and dictionary. The dictionary contains 1,10,000 words and meanings. I developed a vocabulary game where I had to randomly choose 10 words out of 1,10,000 dataset. Here I’m describing the possible solutions for this problem and which solution I used.

Data table

Table name is dictionary and it has id, word and meaning fields. id contains auto incremented id and it is unbroken sequence 1,2,3…..n.

id word meaning
1 aback Having the wind against the forward side of the sails
2 abandon Forsake, leave behind
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