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FIRST Statement in MySQL

Muraly
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Dear Sir,

I have a big problem, I am using MySQL and i have about 500 or more data.
All I want is to take the first and the last Receipt number from the database based on the date entered.
Example, if there are 200 records i want OR001 and OR200 information to be displayed.
Please help on the matter, really lost.
Thanks a million

Regards
Muraly
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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this should do:
SELECT * FROM yourtable ORDER BY date_entered ASC LIMIT 1
UNION ALL
SELECT * FROM yourtable ORDER BY date_entered DESC LIMIT 1

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Dear Sir,

Both cannot work giving error messages, basically i am using MySQL, for PHP.
More information can be said that u have 5 records of data in a table and u want only the first and the last invoice number, not in between. How do i do that, is the syntax the same as the SQL
Please advice and thanks

Regards
Muraly
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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>Both cannot work giving error messages
which error messages?

can you show how you used it, in php?
Aleksandar BradarićSoftware Developer
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Both should work. Can you post your existing PHP code?
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I'm constantly late... :( Sorry angelIII...

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Dear Sir,

Sorry for the late reply, my computer and internet provider was down
Below is the error message i got when i run in the MySQL 5.0.
#1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'WHERE `INV_DATE` = '2008-09-30'' at line 1
Below is the SQL statement i use, i have changed the based on my table
SELECT MIN(`INV_NO`), MAX(`INV_NO`) WHERE `INV_DATE` = '2008-09-30'
I have check so many times on the syntax and cannot pin point the mistake.
Please help me on the matter
Thanks a million

Regards
Muraly

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Dear Sir,

My mistake i jow what was the error, there were no FROM, means the table name.
Below is the correct one
SELECT MIN(`INV_NO`), MAX(`INV_NO`)from pos_ord_info WHERE `INV_DATE` = '2008-09-28'
Thanks a milllion for all the help

Regards
Muraly

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