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How to query random nodes in Drupal 6 without views?

I can print out last nodes but random nodes are the problem.

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Not sure where you are doing this, but this would be one dull ax way of doing it:

$query=db_query('SELECT nid, RAND() as _random FROM {node} WHERE status = 1 ORDER BY _random ASC LIMIT 1');
$result=db_fetch_object($query);

and then you can do whatever you want with $result->nid, another dull ax:

drupal_goto('node/' . $result->nid);

or

$node=node_load($result->nid);
// do whatever you want with it

etc

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    The SQL can just be "SELECT nid FROM {node} WHERE status = 1 ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1", unless you really need the random number back. – mpdonadio Oct 10 '12 at 13:25

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