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Posted on 2011-09-11
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Hi all,

I think tis should be a simple one. I have a table with only 4 fields (LatestNewsID, Title, Date, Article). The LatestNewsID field is a unique field that auto increments.

In my Dreamweaver record set I have the following simple code:

SELECT *
FROM web_LatestNews

But I would like this to return just the latest record inserted into the table. i.e. the record with the largest LatestNewsID

Is this possible?

Cheers,

Tom
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Question by:optimumreports
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ID: 36519830
SELECT *
FROM web_LatestNews
WHERE LatestNewsID = (SELECT MAX(LatestNewsID) FROM web_LatestNews)
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by:optimumreports
ID: 36519921
Hi lludden,

Thanks - that works perfect.

Also, how would you do this to select the second highest LatestNewsID?

Cheers,

Tom
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by:XLITS
ID: 36519944
SELECT *
FROM web_latest
ORDER BY LatestNewsID DESC
LIMIT 2
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by:XLITS
ID: 36519948
Sorry, I had the wrong table name.

SELECT *
FROM web_latestNews
ORDER BY LatestNewsID DESC
LIMIT 2
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by:optimumreports
ID: 36519993
Hi XLITS,

This just returns the last 2 records - I want just the second to last record.

Any ideas?

Tom
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by:optimumreports
ID: 36520003
This worked perfect and when I wanted the second to last record I just needed to add a '-1' at the end of the script:

SELECT *
FROM web_LatestNews
WHERE LatestNewsID = (SELECT MAX(LatestNewsID) FROM web_LatestNews) -1

Cheers,

Tom
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