Is there a fast way to find the last price of an item that was sold,
without doing a table join or subselect?
The Details table has Product_Code: Char(20), Date_Sold: Date, and
Price_Sold: Double. The products are sold for different prices during the
month and I need to retrieve the last price it was sold for. The only thing
I can think of would be to do a Group By to get the max(Date_Sold) and then
do a table join to the same table to get the price.
create table tmp select Product_Code, max(Date_Sold) Date_Sold from Details
group by Product_Code;
alter table tmp add index ix_Main (product_code, date_sold);
select t1.*, t2.Price_Sold from tmp t1 left join Details t2 on
t1.product_code=t2.product_code and t1.date_sold=t2.date_sold;
Is there a faster way to do it without doing a table join or creating a