I have a routine that returns the max value of each group of records, roughly something as follows:
SELECT max (price) FROM product GROUP BY productcategory;
so, this will return the max price with respect to each product category. I am actually interested in the average of such max prices.
I would think that there should just be a way to take the average of such results within a mysql statement, but that does not seem to be the case; instead, it seems as though I need to loop through records and calculate the sum and divide it by the recordcount.
Am I missing any obvious solutions?