T-SQL:  How to JOIN between tables and return the Max(date)

Posted on 2013-11-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
I have 2 tables patients(patid,patname) ,  Rx (rx#,patid,drug,dispenseddt) which are joined on by the patientid

A patient  can have multiple medicines dispensed in the RX table.

How to find for each patient the latest dispensedate along with other fields patid and patname

Question by:Star79
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by:Rajkumar Gs
ID: 39624577
FROM patients p
SELECT patid, MAX(dispenseddt) dispenseddt FROM Rx
GROUP BY patid
) r on p.patid = r.patid AND p.dispenseddt = r.dispenseddt
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Rajkumar Gs earned 500 total points
ID: 39624595
SELECT p.patid, p.patname, MAX(r.dispenseddt ) dispenseddt 
FROM patients p
INNER JOIN Rx r on p.patid = r.patid 
GROUP BY p.patid, p.patname

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Also should work


Expert Comment

ID: 39624596
something like this?

Select t1.patientid , Max(dispensedt) as DispensedDate
From table1 t1
join table2 t2
On t1.patientid = t2.patientid
Group By t1.PatientId
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ID: 39624868
select patid, patname, rx#, drug, dispenseddt from
(select r.patid, p.patname, r.rx#, r.drug, r.dispenseddt,
 row_number() over (partition by r.patid order by r.dispenseddt desc) rn
 from patients p, rx r
 where p.patid = r.patid) as x
where x.rn = 1;
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Expert Comment

ID: 39625279
Perhaps I misunderstood the question, but that solution won't provide the prescription number and drug values which I thought you also wanted.

Author Comment

ID: 39627648
I only wanted the patid and patname along with the dispensdt
 to be retrieved

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