One of the biggest questions that often arises when a LINQ to SQL newbie begins to think about how he/she is going to architect the data layer is whether to split the data model into multiple data contexts or put the entire model into a single context. This question is

I recently had the need to SELECT some data from MySQL tables and include a “rownum” column on each row. For example, I needed some results that looked like this: id rownum name 1234 1 Billy 8274 2 Carl 4352 3 Dave Notice that I cannot use the “id” column

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