I don't think that will work. If there are 1,000 records that qualify but
none for Joe, then it will return 1,001. If Joe is in record 1 of the
retrieved record set, and there are 999 other people who match the WHERE
clause, then it will retrieve 1,000.
Am I missing something?
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Brawley [mailto:peter.brawley@stripped]
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:33 PM
> To: James Tu
> Cc: MySQL List
> Subject: Re: Finding a record in a result set
> >I want to do a query of all employees from Maine, ordered
> by hiring date,
> >and figure out where Joe falls in that list. (i.e. which
> record number
> is he?)
> If 'Joe' is a unique name LOL...
> SELECT 1 + COUNT(*)
> FROM employees
> WHERE name <> 'Joe' AND state = 'MA' AND hiredate < <datevalue>;
> James Tu wrote:
> > Is there some quick way to do the following in MySQL? (I
> know I can
> > use PHP to search through the result set, but I wanted to see if
> > there's a quick way using some sort of query)
> > Let's say I know that Joe is from Maine.
> > I want to do a query of all employees from Maine, ordered by hiring
> > date, and figure out where Joe falls in that list. (i.e.
> which record
> > number is he?)
> > -James
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