Reverse the order and limit the result to 1. 

For example, change:
SELECT date, item from some_table

To:

Select date, item from some_table ORDER BY date DESC LIMIT 1

to get the latest dated item. 

-Micah

On Wed January 21 2004 11:49 am, -{ Rene Brehmer }- wrote:
> Hi gang
>
> this is probably ridicously simple, but I'm new at this SQL stuff, so am a
> bit stumped.
>
> It's pretty simple: how do I get only the last record from a single table?
>
> Trying to convert my file-based website into DB-based, but can't quite
> figure out how to do this simple task.
>
> Table name is history, and only have 3 fields:
> histID, date, entry
>
> I need it to pick the last record without knowing the date of it. Got
> picking specific records down good, but be damned if I can figure this one
> out...
>
> TIA
>
> Rene
> Rene Brehmer
> aka Metalbunny
>
> http://metalbunny.net/
> References, tools, and other useful stuff...

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