how did you hear about us?

I think this question may be related to
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/MySQL/Q_28280747.html


I want either the field (profile_id)  or the row of the answer.

CREATE TABLE `a_messages2` (
       `a_messages_id` INT (11) auto_increment  primary key
     , `profile_id` VARCHAR(20)
     , `sender` VARCHAR(20)
     , `message_id` BIGINT (20)
     , `this_user` VARCHAR(20)
     );



INSERT INTO a_messages2
          (`profile_id`, `sender`, `message_id`, `this_user`)
    VALUES
('abl', 'staff3', 3662615602, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 3660687080, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3658803944, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3649952930, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3644250249, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3614235515, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 3614140442, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3613984751, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3613936332, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 3613469574, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3612970481, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 3609276901, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 3609276896, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3866086756, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3866079064, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 3856964132, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3844779912, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3916948647, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3880367425, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 3977088222, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3974513295, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3973285282, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 3960907806, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 4003664468, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 4002246444, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 3996089944, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 4024726432, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 4021516823, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 4018957318, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 4050609080, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 4052368867, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'abl', 4052424820, 'staff3'),
('abl', 'staff3', 4053183569, 'staff3'),
  
('swa','swa','4153199171','staff3'),
('swa','staff3','4150323049','staff3'),
('swa','swa','4146362776','staff3'),
('swa','staff3','4142884979','staff3'),
('swa','staff3','4142884976','staff3')

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Real world explanation:
find customers the who messaged us first

Ask them questions such as 'how did you hear about us: radio, tv, internet, friend'

Because these customers did not hear about us from us, because they sent us the first message.


select profile_id, sender,message_id,this_user from a_messages2 where profile_id='abl' order by message_id limit 1

select profile_id, sender,message_id,this_user from a_messages2 where profile_id='swa' order by message_id limit 1

 staff3 sent first message to swa  '4142884976'


abl sent first message to staff3 '3609276896'

there should be results for abl because abl sent first message
but there should be no results for swa, because we sent the first message
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rgb192Asked:
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PortletPaulConnect With a Mentor freelancerCommented:
Locate the minimum message_id per profile_id, match back to messages by message id and then only list those where the sender equals the profile_id
| SENDER | MESSAGE_ID |
|--------|------------|
|    abl | 3609276896 |

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produced by the following query:
SELECT
        m.sender
      , m.message_id
FROM (
      SELECT
        profile_id
      , min(message_id) AS message_id
      FROM a_messages2
      GROUP BY
        profile_id
     ) AS mn
INNER JOIN a_messages2 AS m ON mn.message_id =  m.message_id
WHERE m.profile_id = m.sender
;

/* http://sqlfiddle.com/#!9/8efe9/1 */

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rgb192Author Commented:
You answered the question correctly with the data provided but with my data some profiles I have written first got returned.

So I would want to modify this query to show me more information so I can give you more data.
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