That is a nice idea, I'll have to keep it in my bag of tricks.
However, I don't know if it will work b/c there are probably others
that are hired on the same date...
On Apr 4, 2007, at 1:51 PM, Dan Buettner wrote:
> James, one option would be to run a query to find the number of
> people in
> the list ahead of him, rather than determining position within the
> As in:
> SELECT COUNT(*) FROM some_table
> WHERE state = "Maine"
> AND hire_date < (SELECT hire_date FROM some_table
> WHERE last_name = "Smith"
> AND first_name = "Joe"
> AND state = "Maine")
>> On Mar 22, 2007, at 11:21 AM, 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