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Re: How to find last record in a table?

From: Daniel Morgan <damorgan_at_x.washington.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 14:05:29 -0800
Message-ID: <1074117853.196433@yasure>


B. Jones wrote:

> Hey, gang.
> I've been relying on a simple little statement that I THOUGHT would
> show me the last record in a table. I found out today that it's
> unreliable (returned records that were inserted on December 12 when
> there were records from today).
> Here's my statement...
> select * from <table> where rowid = (select max(rowid) from <table>);
>
> What do you guys do to find the last record in a table?
>
> Thanks.

There is no such thing in a heap table.

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