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Posted on 2001-09-05
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I have a simple subquery in an Oracle SQLPLUS SELECT, but it returns > 1 records.
How do I  select only the first or top record?


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select *
from my_table
where rownum <= 1
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other options in a subquery:

select *
from my_table1
where id = (
  select max(id)
  from my_table2
            );


or


select *
from my_table1
where id IN (
  select id
  from my_table2
     );


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Thanks!
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