Get Random Record Based on Weight


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This snippet allows you to get random record from given table by weight. To run it, it must have a field named "weight". The more "weight" is assigned, the more often the record is selected. The value of "weight" should be an integer between 1 and 10 (or anything else).


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  1. -- Must have as field named 'weight'
  2. SELECT * FROM `table` ORDER BY RAND() * (1 / `weight`)

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