?
Solved

Select Latest Record

Posted on 2011-09-11
6
Medium Priority
?
318 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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
0
Comment
Question by:optimumreports
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
lludden earned 2000 total points
ID: 36519830
SELECT *
FROM web_LatestNews
WHERE LatestNewsID = (SELECT MAX(LatestNewsID) FROM web_LatestNews)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:optimumreports
ID: 36519921
Hi lludden,

Thanks - that works perfect.

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

Cheers,

Tom
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:XLITS
ID: 36519944
SELECT *
FROM web_latest
ORDER BY LatestNewsID DESC
LIMIT 2
0
Ask an Anonymous Question!

Don't feel intimidated by what you don't know. Ask your question anonymously. It's easy! Learn more and upgrade.

 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:XLITS
ID: 36519948
Sorry, I had the wrong table name.

SELECT *
FROM web_latestNews
ORDER BY LatestNewsID DESC
LIMIT 2
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:optimumreports
ID: 36519993
Hi XLITS,

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

Any ideas?

Tom
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

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
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For those who don't know, Adobe Dreamweaver is a popular commercial web editor that enables you to design, build and manage complex websites. The editor is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web editor, which means that you can create your web…
This article is very specific and is only intended to help if you are installing Dreamweaver 8 in a Windows 7 environment with Office 2007 installed.   I'm not sure why Microsoft tends to release OS' that should not be released but they do.  Windows…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…
Suggested Courses

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question