Demo of Displaying 10 Random Records

This demo illustrates how to modify the SQL statement to select ten random records. You can refresh this page and you will see ten random FAQs displayed in the DataGrid...

FAQ IDQuestionViews
92How can I determine the position of a particular string in an Array?58403
102How do I use CASE in Transact SQL?75026
72When I try to do a Reponse.Redirect, it get an error message about "the HTTP headers are already written..." Why? What can I do?47395
42How can I make an argument of a Function or Sub optional?66690
86How do I extract the contents of an array without knowing the size of the array?53906
80My memo fields show up as blank! OR When I test my memo field for a value and then try to show it only if it is not blank [or only if it contains some string or or or], then when I display it I get nothing!58032
143How can I create a file with a random file name?58382
46How can I get the path of the system temporary folder? Also, how can I get a filename for a temporary file?46902
111What is the VBScript Integer Division operator and how can it help my code?55681
212How can I create an XML document from an ASP.NET Web page?39878

Source Code
<%@ Import Namespace = "System.Data" %>
<%@ Import Namespace = "System.Data.SQLClient" %>
<script language="VB" runat="server">
  Sub Page_Load(sender as Object, e as EventArgs)
  End Sub
  Sub BindData()
    '1. Create a connection
    Dim myConnection as New SqlConnection(ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings("connectionString"))

    '2. Create the command object, passing in the SQL string
    Const strSQL as String = "SELECT TOP 10 FAQID, Description, ViewCount FROM tblFAQ ORDER BY NEWID()"
    Dim myCommand as New SqlCommand(strSQL, myConnection)

    'Set the datagrid's datasource to the datareader and databind
    dgRandOrder.DataSource = myCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior.CloseConnection)
  End Sub

  <asp:DataGrid runat="server" id="dgRandOrder"
         Font-Name="Verdana" Width="85%"
         Font-Size="11pt" HorizontalAlign="Center">
    <HeaderStyle BackColor="Navy" ForeColor="White" HorizontalAlign="Center"
                 Font-Size="14pt" Font-Bold="True" />
      <asp:BoundColumn DataField="FAQID" HeaderText="FAQ ID" />
      <asp:BoundColumn DataField="Description" HeaderText="Question" />
      <asp:BoundColumn DataField="ViewCount" HeaderText="Views" />

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