T-SQL Select Statement

Posted on 2007-12-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
A typical record in one of our database tables reads:

<field1>: Joe Bloggs
<field2>: 06/12/2007
<field3>: ko
<field4>: sales
<field5>: Microsoft Corporation
<field6>: Bill Gates

In this table there will be multiple records for Joe Bloggs each with different data in the rest of the fields; I am trying to bring back one record for each different name in <field1> where the date in <field2> is the maximum date from each set of records matching the name.  By using the code attached I can achieve this but if I try to add <field5> and <field6> to the script it shows all records containing Joe Bloggs that match the criteria, not just the one I previously got.

Does any of this make sense?  If so can someone please help!


use <database>
<field3> = xxx
and <field2> <= getdate()
and <field4> in
group by <field1>, <field2>, <field3>
order by <field1>

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Question by:SquareOneResources
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 1000 total points
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select t.*
from yourtable t
where t.field2 = ( select max(i.field2) from yourtable i where i.field1 = t.field1 )
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
Aneesh Retnakaran earned 1000 total points
ID: 20418695
Hello SquareOneResources,

Select * from urTable u where  u.date  = (select MAX(Date) from urtable where filed1= u.filed1 )

Aneesh R

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ID: 20418792
Thanks guys/gals, both solutions worked.

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