Sorry, I meant to say "I've tried the subquery", not
the substring, on 4.1, and that's probably what we'll
use in the future.
select date, value, type from A a1 where value =
(select max(a2.value) from A a2 where a1.type =
--- Ana Holzbach <anaholzbach@stripped> wrote:
> Hi Roger,
> Thanks for the pointer.
> CONCAT would be a nightmare to maintain, especially
> with data where the values can have all sorts of
> ranges, and where we could just as well be looking
> the value corresponding to the latest (or earliest)
> date instead. It would just create too many cases to
> pad, parse, etc.
> However, I tried the substring on 4.1 and it's a
> reasonable alternative. Fortunately, by the time we
> need this functionality 4.1 will probably be stable.
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