How can I use RAND() function in an ORDER BY clause to shuffle MySQL set of rows?

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When we use MySQL ORDER BY clause with RAND() function then the result set would have the shuffled set of rows. In other words, the result set would be in a random order. To understand it considers a table ‘Employee’ having the following records −

mysql> Select * from employee;
+----+--------+--------+
| ID | Name   | Salary |
+----+--------+--------+
| 1  | Gaurav | 50000  |
| 2  | Rahul  | 20000  |
| 3  | Advik  | 25000  |
| 4  | Aarav  | 65000  |
| 5  | Ram    | 20000  |
| 6  | Mohan  | 30000  |
| 7  | Aryan  | NULL   |
| 8  | Vinay  | NULL   |
+----+--------+--------+
8 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Now, the query below will use ORDER BT RAND() to shuffle the set of rows in the result set −

mysql> Select * from Employee ORDER BY RAND();
+----+--------+--------+
| ID | Name   | Salary |
+----+--------+--------+
| 4  | Aarav  | 65000  |
| 1  | Gaurav | 50000  |
| 3  | Advik  | 25000  |
| 7  | Aryan  | NULL   |
| 6  | Mohan  | 30000  |
| 8  | Vinay  | NULL   |
| 5  | Ram    | 20000  |
| 2  | Rahul  | 20000  |
+----+--------+--------+
8 rows in set (0.00 sec)
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Published on 20-Feb-2018 14:34:15

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