What is the most short/elegant way to extract the value of column A where column B has the minimal value in the resultset?
create table Table1 (ColumnA char(1), ColumnB int, ColumnC int )
insert into table1 select 'A' , 2, 5
insert into table1 select 'B' , 3, 5
insert into table1 select 'C' , 1, 7
The query should return the value of ColumnA in the row where ColumnB is the minimal among the rows having ColumnC=5. In this case, it should return 'A' because 2<3. Ideally, the query should have condition WHERE ColumnC=5 only once.