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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 05/01/2013 :  17:26:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am using the RAND() function. I am multiplying by 20 to get a larger number since RAND returns numbers between 0 and 1.

The problem is that RAND generates only 1 random number and copies that down each row. But I want a different randome number on each row.

I am using the AdventureWorks2012 database on SQL Server Express on my laptop.

ProductID int IDENTITY (1,1),
Price money NOT NULL,
Qty int NULL


SELECT ListPrice, RAND()*20
FROM Production.Product

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Posted - 05/01/2013 :  17:43:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't use the RAND function. Try using the NEWID function.
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Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

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Posted - 05/02/2013 :  04:36:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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