select MAX(fieldname) from table;

You can also insert data in tables with auto_increment fields to account for
yourneed to insert old member ids.

insert into tablename (ID, Name) values ('$OldID', '$Name');

-----Original Message-----
From: CÚsar Aracena [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 11:36 AM
To: 'PHP DB List'; PHP General List
Subject: [PHP] Querying for MAX

I'm sorry if this mensaje is posted twice. I sent it yesterdays, but
then my ISP had problems with e-mail and I lost dozens of them and don't
know if sent OK.

Hi all,

What I'm trying to do here is not inside PHP nor MySQL books I have. I
need to query the DB to look the max result in a column. That is, if I
have affiliate members with ID going from 1 to 10, get the query to know
that the last member added was 10 so I can add member 11 without using
auto_increment, because I need to insert old members too which already
have ID numbers. Is that possible?

Thanks in advance,

Cesar Aracena <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
Neuquen, Argentina

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