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From:Paul Halliday Date:July 31 2012 10:26pm
Subject:Re: query help
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On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 7:02 PM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete@stripped> wrote:
> I've got a text field called source_recid. It stores half string half
> number like strings in it.
> Example
> shop.orders.32442
> My goal is to scan this col and find out the biggest RECID ( the
> integer) in it.
> So, in a case like this
> shop.orders.32442
> shop.orders.82000
> shop.orders.34442
> It would be the record whose source_recid  is shop.orders.82000. Why? Cause
> 82000 happens to be the largest integer.
> What SQL statement would get me that record?
> One option to this is to create a new column ( the_ids ) and move all the
> integers in it and then run something like this
> select source_recid from mytable where source_recid like 'shop.orders.%'
> order by the_ids DESC LIMIT 1
> Is there a way to pull this off without going thru this step?

Would substring work?

SELECT SUBSTRING(recid, 13, <column size>) AS numbers FROM table ORDER
BY numbers DESC

Paul Halliday
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