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Largest value of a field (type int) in C#

Posted on 2011-03-24
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I have a field (RcdId) which is of Int type.  I would like to extract the value of the largest one in the table.  In this example I want the result of 236.  I posted code using Max and Asc but they do not work in C#.  Your help is appreciated.
Emp No         RcdId
101      235
102      236
103      222
104      24
105      91

My environment is Visual Studio, the language is C# and I'm attached to a SQL Server db.

var LastRcdId = (from c in dbTimeClockPlus.EmployeeLists where Max(c.RecordId)ASC select c.RecordId).FirstOrDefault();

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by:käµfm³d 👽
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Try this:

var LastRcdId = (from c in dbTimeClockPlus.EmployeeList select c.RecordId).Max(c.RecordId);

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käµfm³d   👽 earned 125 total points
ID: 35211192
Correction:

var LastRcdId = (from c in dbTimeClockPlus.EmployeeList select c.RecordId).Max();

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by:p_davis
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pretty much a repeat of kaufmed's solution.
//using System.Linq;
int LastRcdId = dbTimClockPlus.EmployeList.Max(rec => rec.RecordId);
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by:BobRosas
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Thank you both for your quick response.  Kaufmed was 1st and it worked like a charm!  So I awarded him points but I think all you EE guys are great!  Thanks again!
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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NP. Glad to help.   = )
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by:p_davis
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ya, didn't expect points just offering another way to do the same thing.
glad you got your answer.
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