Salesforce Limit Query - How to Limit Rows Returned in Query Results

Sometimes it is useful to limit the number of rows that are returned from a query. This can be especially useful when querying very large tables.

The Salesforce database provides the ability to limit the number of rows returned from a query starting at the beginning of the results using limit keyword. Listed below are examples of limiting rows with the Salesforce database:

Example 1: Returning the first 5 rows from the Salesforce Account table: SELECT * FROM Account limit 5; Example 2: Returning the first 20 rows from the Salesforce Contact table: SELECT * FROM Contact LIMIT 20;

Many other databases also support limiting rows returned from queries. Listed below are links that show how to limit rows for other popular databases: