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Need Oracle equivalent to SELECT TOP in MS SQL.

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In SQL Server you can do a "SELECT TOP 100 FROM table ORDER BY field1" and get the first 100 rows in a table. Is there an equivalent function in Oracle? What is the best way to accomplish this? I have a number of tables with potentially hundreds of thousands of records and I need to be able to pull the first 1500 from any of these tables. The data is not in any specific order so I can't guess at where the 1500th record is. Ideally, I don't want to execute more than a couple queries to get this result.

NOTE: I don't need exactly 1500 rows. A few hundred extra is fine, but 1500 at a minimum.

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