postgresqlHow do I use the PostgreSQL row_number function?
The PostgreSQL row_number() function is used to assign a unique integer value to each row in a result set. This can be useful for pagination, ordering, and other operations.
SELECT row_number() OVER (ORDER BY name) AS rn, name FROM customer;
rn | name ----+-------- 1 | Alice 2 | Bob 3 | Charlie
SELECT row_number()- This is the function call. It assigns a unique integer value to each row.
OVER (ORDER BY name)- This is an optional clause that specifies the order in which the row numbers should be generated. In this example, the rows are numbered in ascending order of the
AS rn- This is an optional clause that assigns an alias to the row number column. In this example, the row number column is named
name FROM customer- This is the source data. In this example, the row numbers are generated for the
namecolumn from the
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