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kespra
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject: Random selection of records in a file
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How to select records randomly in a file? For example if I have 10 records and I want only 2,5 8 whot should I do?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Selection of records in a file?
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Using what tool/utility/software/language?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject:
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If you really want to select records randomly you almost have to write a program that generates a random number, selects that record, and repeats the process until complete.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject:
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Robert Sample wrote:
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