# LIMIT Clause

`LIMIT m` allows to select the first `m` rows from the result.

`LIMIT n, m` allows to select the `m` rows from the result after skipping the first `n` rows. The `LIMIT m OFFSET n` syntax is equivalent.

`n` and `m` must be non-negative integers.

If there is no ORDER BY clause that explicitly sorts results, the choice of rows for the result may be arbitrary and non-deterministic.

## LIMIT … WITH TIES Modifier

When you set `WITH TIES` modifier for `LIMIT n[,m]` and specify `ORDER BY expr_list`, you will get in result first `n` or `n,m` rows and all rows with same `ORDER BY` fields values equal to row at position `n` for `LIMIT n` and `m` for `LIMIT n,m`.

This modifier also can be combined with ORDER BY … WITH FILL modifier.

For example, the following query

``````SELECT * FROM (
SELECT number%50 AS n FROM numbers(100)
) ORDER BY n LIMIT 0,5
``````

returns

``````┌─n─┐
│ 0 │
│ 0 │
│ 1 │
│ 1 │
│ 2 │
└───┘
``````

but after apply `WITH TIES` modifier

``````SELECT * FROM (
SELECT number%50 AS n FROM numbers(100)
) ORDER BY n LIMIT 0,5 WITH TIES
``````

it returns another rows set

``````┌─n─┐
│ 0 │
│ 0 │
│ 1 │
│ 1 │
│ 2 │
│ 2 │
└───┘
``````

cause row number 6 have same value “2” for field `n` as row number 5