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SELECT second highest date

Discussion in 'MySQL' started by KingCobra, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. #1
    table name: date
    fiels name: news_date

    news_date
    -----------
    2009-12-11
    2009-12-31
    2009-12-31
    2010-01-01
    2010-01-01
    2010-02-01
    2010-02-01
    2010-02-03
    2010-02-03
    2010-02-03

    I want to run a query that will result second highest 'news_date'.
    That means '2010-02-01' will produce (only one date/row & not all row of same date)

    Would you please tell me what will be the Query?
    SEMrush
     
    KingCobra, Aug 9, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. gikone

    gikone Member

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    #2
    Simple as pie!
    
    SELECT MAX(news_date) FROM date WHERE news_date NOT IN (SELECT MAX(news_date) FROM date)
    
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    SELECT MAX(news_date) FROM ( SELECT news_date FROM date MINUS SELECT MAX(news_date) FROM date )
    
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    gikone, Aug 9, 2010 IP
  3. koko5

    koko5 Active Member

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    #3
    date is sql data type and date() is a function, so it's not good idea to use this as a table name... However, simply:

    
    SELECT DISTINCT news_date FROM `date` ORDER BY news_date DESC LIMIT 1,1;
    
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    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
    koko5, Aug 9, 2010 IP