sql Next to last Record

Posted on 2006-10-20
Last Modified: 2007-12-19

I cant figure out a query that retrieves only the next to last record where the account number = some value  ( not the last record inserted into the dbase)

Im using vb 2005 and access

Any idea's ?

Question by:stephenz43
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ID: 17778825
I think this will work

Select acct_id from [sometableName] where acct_id < [some value] order by acct_id DESC;

then just grab the first record returned and that should be the second to last;

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ID: 17778869
hey guidway....

Getting close, but can [some value] be obtained using max[acct_id) ?

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ID: 17778897
you could try a subquery

Select acct_id from [sometableName] where acct_id < (Select max(acct_id) from [sometableName]) order by acct_id DESC
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ID: 17778903
should be a semicolon at the end

Select acct_id from [sometableName] where acct_id < (Select max(acct_id) from [sometableName]) order by acct_id DESC;

(this was tested in access, not sure which database you are using)
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ID: 17778912
oops you said access... sorry. ;)
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Expert Comment

ID: 17780580
max function does work in access i believe
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Expert Comment

ID: 17780988
glad it worked for you. :)

Author Comment

ID: 17782540
thank you for the help...You saved me alot of aggravation

take care

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