neil wrote:
Apart from the obvious of reversing the sort order in a select statement and
then picking off the first record

eg. select * from blah where somefield like '%something%' order by
someotherfield desc limit 0,1

is there any way in php rather than sql to pick the last record in a record
set?

Unless you're trying to recreate mysql_insert_id(), then the way you have written is the way to do it. I suppose you could use mysql_result(), but that'd be pretty inefficient.


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