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
166How can I secure an Access database that I use on my Web site? That is, I don't want users to be able to guess the URL of my Access .mdb file and download my database!81254
196How can I share cookies between my server-side scripts (ASP) and my client-side scripts (e.g., JavaScript in the browswer)?47592
194What is the SQL Injection Attack? Am I at risk? How do I fix such a security hole?51675
202I have installed the .NET Framework, but my Web server won't serve ASP.NET Web pages. Help!84035
24How can I read the contents of a text file through an ASP page?60479
112How do I send variables and data from client-side JavaScript to server-side ASP?57524
20What is recursion?43629
142How can I use application-level variables to cache information?97894
106How can I find out if a record already exists in a database? If it doesn't, I want to add it.183511
49Can I send my output to a different window or frame than the one that asked for the current ASP page?48632

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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