MySQL Supported Hack


From the official MySQL documentation comes perhaps the highest combination of software-project-respectability and ugliness-of-officially-recommended-hack that I’ve yet encountered:

To retrieve all rows from a certain offset up to the end of the result set, you can use some large number for the second parameter. This statement retrieves all rows from the 96th row to the last:

SELECT * FROM tbl LIMIT 95,18446744073709551615;


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