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Thread: Select the next greatest value
08-24-2011, 06:30 PM #1
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Select the next greatest value
Say I have the following in my database as INT values:
I wrote a query to get the Min value so it looks like this:
$qry = "Select MIN(zip_code) from zips";
Thanks in advance.
08-24-2011, 10:08 PM #2
A few different ways:
orCode:SELECT MIN(zip_code) FROM zips where zip_code NOT IN ( SELECT MIN(zip_code) FROM zips )
orCode:SELECT MIN(Z.zip_code) FROM zips AS Z, ( SELECT MIN(zip_code) AS minzip FROM zips ) AS M WHERE Z.zip_code <> M.minzip
orCode:SELECT Z.zip_code FROM zips AS Z, ( SELECT MIN(zip_code) AS minzip FROM zips ) AS M WHERE Z.zip_code <> M.minzip ORDER BY Z.zip_code LIMIT 1
Or variations on those themes.Code:SELECT M.zip_code FROM ( SELECT zip_code FROM zips ORDER BY zip_code LIMIT 2 ) AS M ORDER BY M.zip_code DESC LIMIT 1
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