>for every "id" I want exactly one row, namely the row with the maximum
value of "version".
SELECT id,MAX(version) FROM data GROUP BY id;
Sebastiaan van Erk wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have the following simple table:
> CREATE TABLE data (
> id int NOT NULL,
> version int NOT NULL,
> value int NOT NULL,
> PRIMARY KEY (id, version)
> ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8;
> What I would like to do is to find all the values for the latest
> versions, that is, for every "id" I want exactly one row, namely the
> row with the maximum value of "version". Without using SQL I can think
> of a very efficient way for the query optimizer to accomplish this for
> me, namely by using the primary key to iterate through each value for
> "id" and then looking for the maximum "version", which is essentialy
> O(1) because it's the last entry in the index for that specific id.
> However, I don't know how to do this query in SQL, the closest I got was:
> select id, version, value from data d1 where version = (select
> max(d2.version) from data d2 where d2.id = d1.id)
> However this is extremely inefficient and takes much to long (in the
> order of 5 seconds on the data I have).
> Does anybody know an efficient way to do this?
> Thanks in advance,
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