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Posted on 2009-07-10
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I have a table with these columns and values:

lockID     personID      locked                date
1                 8                   True             7/10/2009 8:43:26 PM
6                13                   True             7/10/2009 9:12:24 PM
7                13                   False             7/10/2009 9:12:24 PM      
8                14                   True             7/10/2009 9:12:39 PM
9                14                   False             7/10/2009 9:12:57 PM      
10                16                   True             7/10/2009 9:16:44 PM
11                16                   False             7/10/2009 9:17:08 PM
12                17                   True             7/10/2009 9:27:15 PM
13                18                   True             7/10/2009 9:27:17 PM

I'd like to check if any one has an open lock.  The results from that query should be the following list of personIDs: 8, 17, 18.  What should that type of query look like?  Does the current table support it?
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Question by:brettr
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Aneesh Retnakaran earned 300 total points
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SELECT  a.PersonID
FROM urTable a
WHERE Locked = 'True' and NOT EXISTS (SELECT 1 FROM urTable b  where a.personID = b.personID and b.Locked = 'false' )
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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select personID from yourtable where locked = true group by personid
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by:pssandhu
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Since you mention that from the above dataset the result should be 8, 17, and 18 I presume you are looking for lock to be truu for a person on its last occurence, since there could be mulitple enteries. I would do something like this:
Select m.PersonID
from (
Select p.PersonID, p.Locked
From   YourTable p INNER JOIN (Select PersonID, MAX(Date) Dt From YourTable Group by PersionID) t
       ON p.PersonID = t.PersonID and
          p.Date = t.Dt
     ) m
Where m.Locked = 'True'
Group by m.personID

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by:Kevin Cross
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To add on to Aneesh's answer, you can add in a check on date like this:
SELECT  a.PersonID 
FROM urTable a 
WHERE Locked = 'True' 
   and NOT EXISTS (SELECT 1 FROM urTable b  where a.personID = b.personID and b.Locked = 'false' and b.date >= a.date)

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