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How to select the rows which has the maximum characters in the column

Posted on 2009-05-18
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Sample Data:
ID      name
2      adadas
2      adadasdad
2      adadasdasdasd
3      sdada
3      sadasdasd
3      ggggggggggggggg
4      xxxx
4      fgfgfgfg
4      fdfd
4      ghhjhjhjhjhjj
5      fhgfhf
6      opopoppp
6      opo

I wanted to select the ID and the name which has the maximum characters, can someone please help me find.
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
ID: 24415901
select top1 ID from urtable order by len(name) desc
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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select top (1) * from SomeTable order by len([Name]) desc
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by:asadeen
ID: 24415958
this will return one record from the table which contains the maximum, but I wanted the result to be
2      adadasdasdasd
3      ggggggggggggggg
4      ghhjhjhjhjhjj
5      fhgfhf
6      opopoppp
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by:asadeen
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I found the answer
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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U should have given the sample output , :)
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asadeen earned 0 total points
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SELECT ID, Name from mytable as mt1 WHERE LEN(Name) = (SELECT MAX(LEN(Name)) from mytable as mt2 WHERE mt2.ID = mt1.ID)
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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I would do it this way instead.

SELECT ID, Name from mytable as mt1
WHERE [Name] = (SELECT top (1) [Name] from mytable as mt2 WHERE mt2.ID = mt1.ID order by len([name]))
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