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vijaynedunuri
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:03 am    Post subject: Can we retrieve last record from a table?
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I have table containing 5 records i want to retrieve last record?

How can we fetch this in cobol program?

How can we run this in sql query?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:55 am    Post subject:
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Hi,

As per codd's rules for Relational databases, there is no guaratee about order in which touples(records) stored in the database tables.
If you wish to retrive the last order, you must use order by clause along with the cursor.. or agreegate function like MAX in your select query.

I am not sure if ROWID can solve your purpose.

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Parikshit.
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