select MAX(id), * from tablename
you can also use a datetime field to select from as well, depends on your data structure
From: "Ron Piggott" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Bastien Koert" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Math and mySQL Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:53:10 -0500
Do you have the actual syntax for the SELECT command to retreive the last record?
----- Original Message ----- From: Bastien Koert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 10:53 AM Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] Math and mySQL
> see intersperesed comments
> >From: "Ron Piggott" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >To: "PHP DB" <email@example.com>
> >Subject: [PHP-DB] Math and mySQL
> >Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 05:51:44 -0500
> >Is there any way of retreiving the last record of a mySQL table where I
> >specify one of the values in it? I know the SELECT command and just for
> >example the field I know could be serial_number = 30612312-ABDEFG --- I
> >the serial_number field set as a varchar.
> yes, you can do a select on the table to get that record
> >Part two of my question is how do you do math in PHP? I want to take the
> >running_total (another field in the table) and add or subtract what the
> >has typed in.
> assign the value to a variable and simply add/substract/etc between the
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