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selecting the 2nd highest record?

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I need to get the 2nd latest value of my OrderId field.
The code I am using is attached.
Could you pleade tell me why this is a syntax error?

select top 1 OrderID from (select top 2 OrderID from 
T_orderheader order by OrderID desc) 
order by OrderID asc

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Question by:billyleo
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tiagosalgado earned 2000 total points
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Give a name to your "table".

select top 1 OrderID from (select top 2 OrderID from 
T_orderheader order by OrderID desc) l
order by OrderID asc

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by:James Murrell
ID: 22710205
something like

SELECT TOP 1 *
FROM (SELECT TOP 2*
FROM tablename
ORDER BY columnname DESC)e1
ORDER BY Sal
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by:muktajindal
ID: 22710258
You may use following query instead :

SELECT MAX(OrderID)
FROM T_orderheader
WHERE OrderID NOT IN
  (SELECT MAX(OrderID)
   FROM T_orderheader)
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by:billyleo
ID: 31505827
Cool, Thx!
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