highest attempt in table

Posted on 2009-07-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
I am having a problem with a query and it is not returning the results I need.

In the following example (the field 'lev' is NOT providing the matching value for that record (for the 'attempt' that is output)

Hope that is clear enough
SELECT DISTINCT, max(r.attempt) AS highest,, j.jobID, r.lev
FROM (journals j
LEFT JOIN responses r ON r.jobID=j.jobID)
WHERE j.contactID = 220

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Question by:debbieau1
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>>Hope that is clear enough<<

sorry to say but doesn't seems much clear to me, can you please provide us with create table script, some data for that table and your desired results?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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this should do:
SELECT, r.attempt AS highest,, j.jobID, r.lev
FROM journals j
LEFT JOIN responses r ON r.jobID=j.jobID
   AND r.attempt = ( SELECT MAX(i.attempt) FROM responses i WHERE i.jobID = j.JOBID )
WHERE j.contactID = 220

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 31601432
Thank you!     That is exactly what I needed.

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