LINQ to Entities returns the top N records.

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Question

I am using Linq to entities and would like to know if I can get a limited number of records when i query. I just need the top N records as the query do the orderby and other clauses. Is this possible or I will have to get the top N using foreach loop?

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7/31/2014 10:34:19 AM

Accepted Answer

You can just use the .Take method call to get a couple of result. You can read more on this topic here.

You need to understand that the query will not be executed unless someone executes the GetEnumerator().

35
5/20/2010 2:27:52 PM

Popular Answer

There are multiple ways

1)

var data = (from p in db.people  
            orderby p.IdentityKey descending 
            select p).Take(100); 

2)

var query = db.Models.Take(100);

3) or you can skip certain results

var data = (from p in people
            select p).Skip(100);


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