On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 8:37 AM, Marcin Krol <mrkafk(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I need to retrieve PK (r.id in the query) for row with
> MIN(r.start_date), but with a twist: I need to select only one record,
> the one with minimum date.
> Doing it like this does not solve the problem:
> SELECT h.id AS host_id, MIN(r.start_date) AS reservation_start_date,
> r.id AS reservation_id
> FROM hosts h
> LEFT OUTER JOIN reservation_hosts rh ON rh.host_id = h.id
> LEFT OUTER JOIN reservation r ON r.id = rh.reservation_id AND
> (r.start_date, r.end_date) OVERLAPS ('2009-04-29'::date,
> GROUP BY h.id, r.id
Does that do what you need?
> ORDER BY reservation_start_date ASC
> I have to use either GROUP BY r.id or use MIN(r.id). MIN(r.id) doesn't
> select the id from the row with corresponding MIN(r.start_date), so it's
> useless, while GROUP BY r.id produces more than one row:
> host_id reservation_start_date reservation_id
> 361 2009-05-11 38
> 361 2009-05-17 21
> I need to select only row with reservation_id = 38.
> I would rather not do subquery for every 'host' record, since there can
> be a lot of them...
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