mysql query returns blank value (Select max(datetime) from table)

Hi,
 I am using following mysql query to fetch the data and it displays a blank result when using my php code.  However it did return the value when i run it on mysql command window.

$sql = mysql_query("SELECT MAX( time ) FROM table")  or die(mysql_error());
$data = mysql_fetch_assoc($sql);
echo $data['time'];

Note: the time field has a datetime datatype in the table.

Thanks
Shiva_KumarAsked:
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jamesguCommented:
try this

$sql = mysql_query("SELECT MAX( time ) as max_time FROM table")  or die(mysql_error());
$data = mysql_fetch_assoc($sql);
echo $data['max_time'];
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Shiva_KumarAuthor Commented:
Thanks buddy, it worked.
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