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MySQL | MAX method

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schedule Jul 1, 2022
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MySQL's MAX(~) aggregate function returns the max value from the provided numeric input / column.

Parameters

1. input | numeric

The numeric column(s) on which the MAX(~) function should return the max for.

Sample table - Students

student_id

fname

lname

day_enrolled

age

username

1

Sky

Towner

2015-12-03

17

stowner1

2

Ben

Davis

2016-04-20

19

bdavis2

3

Travis

Apple

2018-08-14

18

tapple3

4

Arthur

David

2016-04-01

16

adavid4

5

Benjamin

Town

2014-01-01

17

btown5

The above sample table can be created using the code here.

Examples

Returning the max age of students:

SELECT MAX(age) AS "Max Age"
FROM students;
+---------+
| Max Age |
+---------+
| 19 |
+---------+
1 row in set (0.01 sec)

Filter for only students who are equal to the max age:

SELECT *
FROM students
WHERE age = (SELECT MAX(age) FROM students);
+------------+-------+-------+--------------+------+----------+
| student_id | fname | lname | day_enrolled | age | username |
+------------+-------+-------+--------------+------+----------+
| 2 | Ben | Davis | 2016-04-20 | 19 | bdavis2 |
+------------+-------+-------+--------------+------+----------+
1 row in set (0.01 sec)
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