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Re: [PHP] psql with PHP question

From: Joel Burton <jburton(at)scw(dot)org>
To: Gyozo Papp <pgerzson(at)freestart(dot)hu>
Cc: Jason <gee308(at)mediaone(dot)net>, pgsql-php(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PHP] psql with PHP question
Date: 2001-05-04 20:15:21
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On Thu, 3 May 2001, Gyozo Papp wrote:

> In my opinion, these queries make the same :
> SELECT id FROM article WHERE id=(SELECT MAX(id) FROM article);
> SELECT MAX(id) FROM article;
> but the latter one is much more simple and you do not overload your pg.
> (by the way, I think id = (SELECT ...) isn't handled gracefully.)

Yep, it's much better.

If you want to get more than just the ID, try:

   select * from article order by id desc limit 1;

Joel Burton   <jburton(at)scw(dot)org>
Director of Information Systems, Support Center of Washington

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