get the latest record

i have a selection like this.

 FullName, DateCreated, NumVal

How do I return the FullName where numval = 1000 and also get the one with the latest DateCreated?
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pls try
SELECT TOP 1 FullName, DateCreated, NumVal from tbl WHERE NumVal = 1000 ORDER BY DateCreated DESC

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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
or if you have multiple fullname for numval=1000:

select FullName, MAX(DateCreated) as DateCreated, NumVal
from YourTableName
where NumVal = 1000
Group By FullName, NumVal

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PortletPaulEE Topic AdvisorCommented:
If it is important to get the complete row ("record") then using row_number() over() achieves this. I frequently use this approach if folks ask for "the latest" or similar:
          , ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY DateCreated DESC) AS rn
      FROM yourtable) d
      WHERE numval = 1000
WHERE rn = 1

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Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
agree with paul, row_number() works well...

I prefer the CTE - Common Table Expression - but much of a muchness

;with latest as
( select row_number() over (partition by numval order by datecreated desc) as rn,
       FullName, DateCreated, NumVal
  from yourtable
  where numval = 1000
) select FullName, DateCreated, NumVal
  from latest
  where rn = 1

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awking00Information Technology SpecialistCommented:
>>How do I return the FullName where numval = 1000 and also get the one with the latest DateCreated?<<
Just to be clear. if you have data like this -
-------------------- ---------- ---------
John Doe                    900 19-MAR-18
Mary Smith                 1000 09-MAR-18
Bill Jones                  800 28-MAR-18
Mary Smith                 1000 27-FEB-18

Would you only want to retrieve Mary Smith, 09-MAR-18 as the one with a numval of 1000 and the latest date with that numval, or would you also want to retrieve Bill Jones because it has the absolute latest date?
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