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Viswa Sethu
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Joined: Nov 01, 2007
Posts: 31
I have a table testable

col1 col2 col3
10 A Name1
20 A Name1
25 B Name1
30 A Name1
30 A Name2
40 A Name2
45 A Name3
50 A Name3

and so on...

I want to select the rows which has max of col1 and with col2 value as 'A'

The result must be like :
30 A Name1
40 A Name2
50 A Name3

What awould be the suitable approach
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 32818

You don't need a nested query for this.

The above SQL displays the maximum value for each name. I left out col2 since it is redundant - you already know it is A. If you want it returned for formatting, you can add it to the select clause and group by.

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