simple mysql question

Dear experts,
I'd like to select the max month data from my database.
The max mount in my database is 11 however,  but below code gives me error
what do you suggest I should do?

SELECT month, sum(tot) as total FROM mytable where month=max(month) group by month desc

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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:

SELECT month , sum(tot) as total FROM mytable 
group by month 
order by 1 desc limit 1

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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Please try this

/*Use this if you need all the data from the table*/
mytable t INNER JOIN ( SELECT MAX(month) m1 FROM mytable ) p
ON p.m1 = t.month

/*Use this if you need month and sum*/
SELECT t.month,SUM(tot) total FROM
mytable t INNER JOIN ( SELECT MAX(month) m1 FROM mytable ) p
ON p.m1 = t.month
GROUP BY t.month

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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Please refresh the page, edited my last comment.
BRMarketingAuthor Commented:
thank you Pawan
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