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how `can we implement a sort function when making a method.  This is what we have so far.....

CREATE TYPE Employment_Type AS OBJECT (Employment_ID NUMBER(10), Employment_type varchar2(10), Client REF Client_Type, Completion_Date DATE);
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CREATE TABLE Employment OF Employment_Type(Employment_ID PRIMARY KEY);

now, i'm trying to make a method that will sort the dates of completion_date by most recent ones.  Here is where i have encountered a problem because i don't know how to sort the completion_date attribute so that it prints out the most recent date that table employment holds.
this is what i have so far and where i am stuck:

create or replace type body employment_type as
member function most_recent ( m most_recent_type)
return date is
begin
****here is where i'm supposed to make a comparison and see which date is the most recent one to return ----how do i do this******

thank you very much for your suggestions
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What are you programming in?  What DB?

The basic answer is,

select max(completion_date) from employment;

If pl/sql:

 select max(completion_date) into max_date from employment;
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