ROW_NUMBER() without over in SQL

Is there any way to use ROW_NUMBER() in SQL without using OVER, because I want to use sorting.

I have a Grid with multiple sortable columns with configurable rows. In my scenario order by is variable that's why I am not able to put order by using ROWNUM.


select ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY (SELECT NULL)) as number from Task order by RuleId

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