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max(field1,field2) from a table

Posted on 2004-10-08
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Hi,

   I need to retrieve the maximum value of three fields from an Access table from a row. How do I write my query in my ASP  page. I tried retriving valu like

select max(price1,price2,prie3) from table1

which throws error as invalid argument passed. Please help me

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Question by:rgvn
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by:will_scarlet7
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I think you would do it like this:

SELECT Max(price1) AS Max1, Max(price2) AS Max2 , Max(price3) AS Max3 FROM table1
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by:peter57r
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Hello rgvn,

Idon't know whether you can use iif in ASP but in a standard Jet query you would be able to do:

select iif(price1>=price2 and price1>=price3, price1, iif(price2>=price1 and price2>=price3, price2,price3)) from....


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Sorry, I though you were trying to get the max of each field. If you want the max between the three then Pete's solution is the right way to go.

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by:will_scarlet7
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Shouldn't the answer have been credited to Pete?
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