USE TOP Operator and Store Results in a Variable using SQL Server

A user had a query where he wanted to use the TOP Operator and store the results of this operation in a variable to be used later. Here's how to do so:

I am using the 'Customers' table of the Northwind database

DECLARE @CustomerID nchar(5)

SELECT TOP 1 @CustomerID = CustomerID

From Customers

Where Country = 'Germany'



PRINT @CustomerID

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